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
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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