Dictionary

veratrine

noun ve·ra·trine \ˈver-ə-ˌtrēn, və-ˈra-trən\

Definition of VERATRINE

:  a poisonous irritant mixture of alkaloids from sabadilla seed that has been used as a counterirritant and insecticide

Origin of VERATRINE

New Latin veratrina, from Veratrum, genus of herbs
First Known Use: 1822

veratrine

noun ver·a·trine \ˈver-ə-ˌtrēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VERATRINE

:  a mixture of alkaloids that is obtained as a white or grayish powder from sabadilla seeds, that is an intense local irritant and a powerful muscle and nerve poison, and that has been used as a counterirritant in neuralgia and arthritis

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: veratrolePrevious Word in the Dictionary: veratridineAll Words Near: veratrine
May 26, 2015
sacrilegious Hear it
grossly irreverent
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears