<chemistry> An alkaloid occuring in the seeds of mustard. It is extracted, in combination with sulphocyanic acid, as a white crystalline substance, having a hot, bitter taste. When sinapine is isolated it is unstable and undergoes decomposition.

Origin: L. Sinapi, sinapis, mustard, Gr., cf. F. Sinapine.

(01 Mar 1998)

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