cantharidin

noun
can·thar·i·din | \ kan-ˈtha-rə-dən , -ˈther-ə- \

Definition of cantharidin 

: a bitter crystalline compound C10H12O4 that is the active blister-producing ingredient of cantharides

First Known Use of cantharidin

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cantharidin

cantharid(es) + -in entry 1

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cantharidin

noun
can·thar·i·din | \ kan-ˈthar-əd-ən \

Medical Definition of cantharidin 

: a bitter crystalline compound C10H12O4 that is the active blister-producing ingredient of cantharides

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