cantharidin

noun
can·​thar·​i·​din | \ kan-ˈther-ə-dən How to pronounce cantharidin (audio) , -ˈtha-rə-\

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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The first known use of cantharidin was in 1819

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cantharidin

noun
can·​thar·​i·​din | \ kan-ˈthar-əd-ən How to pronounce cantharidin (audio) \

Medical Definition of cantharidin

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

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