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veratrine

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

Definition of veratrine

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



Origin and Etymology of veratrine

New Latin veratrina, from Veratrum, genus of herbs


First Known Use: 1822


Medical Dictionary

veratrine

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noun ver·a·trine \ˈver-ə-ˌtrēn\

Medical Definition of veratrine

  1. :  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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