cantharidin


can·thar·i·din

noun \kan-ˈtha-rə-dən, -ˈther-ə-\

Definition of CANTHARIDIN

:  a bitter crystalline compound C10H12O4 that is the active blister-producing ingredient of cantharides

First Known Use of CANTHARIDIN

1819

can·thar·i·din

noun \kan-ˈthar-əd-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CANTHARIDIN

: a bitter crystalline compound C10H12O4 that is the active blister-producing ingredient of cantharides

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