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  1. vicine(Noun)

    An alkaloid extracted from the seeds of the vetch (Vicia sativa) as a white crystalline substance.

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  1. Vicine(adj)

    near; neighboring; vicinal

  2. Vicine(noun)

    an alkaloid ex tracted from the seeds of the vetch (Vicia sativa) as a white crystalline substance

  3. Origin: [L. vicinus: cf. F. voisin.]

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  1. Vicine

    Vicine is an alkaloid glycoside found in fava beans. Vicine is toxic, causing the disease favism, in individuals who have a hereditary loss of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. Divicine is the name of the aglycone of vicine. Fava beans also contain the related 6-hydroxy- alkaloid glycoside covicine, whose aglycone is isouramil.


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