veratrine


ve·ra·trine

noun \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

ver·a·trine

noun \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

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