An alkaloid obtained from the bloodroot plant, Sanguinaria canadensis, used to treat and remove dental plaque.

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san·guin·a·rine saŋ-'gwin-ə-.rēn, -rən n a poisonous bitter crystalline alkaloid C20H15NO5 obtained esp. from the bloodroot

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san·gui·na·rine (sang″gwĭ-naґrēn) an alkaloid obtained from Argemone mexicana and related species; see also epidemic dropsy, under dropsy.

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