atropine 1836, from L. atropa "deadly nightshade" (from which the alkaloid poison is extracted), from Gk. atropos "inflexible," also the name of one of the Fates (see ATROPOS (Cf. Atropos)) + chemical suffix -INE (Cf. -ine) (2).

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