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A whitish solidified ester found in many vegetable fats and oils, especially oil of nutmeg; specifically glyceryl trimyristate, formula: (C14H27O2)3C3H5. Also, a psychedelic and hallucinogenic drug obtained from nutmeg or mace. [From Latin Myristica fragrans, the tropical evergreen tree the seeds of which contain nutmeg, from myristicus fragrant, from Greek myron an ointment or perfume + -in(e) indicating an organic compound]

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