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Medical Term:

Lophophora williamsii

Pronunciation: lo-fof'o-ra wil-yam'se-i


Cactus; source of peyote (mescal button); it contains over a dozen alkaloids, of which mescaline is the most important; others are pellotine, anhalomine, anhalonidine, anhalamine, anhalinine, anhalidine, and lophophorine.

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