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spar•te•ine



Pronunciation: (spär'tē-ēn", -in), [key]
n.
a bitter, poisonous, liquid alkaloid obtained from certain species of broom, esp. Cytisus scoparius, used in medicine to stimulate the heart and also the uterine muscles in childbirth.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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