cantharidin

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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

Origin and Etymology of cantharidin

cantharid(es) + 1-in


First Known Use: 1819


Medical Dictionary

cantharidin

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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


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