C20H21NO4; an alkaloid present in Hydrastis canadensis (family Ranunculaceae) and in Corydalis cava (family Fumaraceae) with sedative and muscle relaxant properties. SYN: xanthopuccine.

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can·a·dine 'kan-ə-.dēn, -əd-ən n a crystalline alkaloid C20H21NO4 found in the root of the goldenseal

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