Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

cantharidin

play
noun can·thar·i·din \kan-ˈtha-rə-dən, -ˈther-ə-\

Definition of cantharidin

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



1819

First Known Use of cantharidin

1819


Medical Dictionary

cantharidin

play
noun can·thar·i·din \kan-ˈthar-əd-ən\

Medical Definition of cantharidin

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




Learn More about cantharidin

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of cantharidin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cantharidin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to take off or remove

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

lazy frenetic philistine melancholy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ