chelerythrine

noun chel·e·ryth·rine \ˌkeləˈriˌthrēn, kəˈlerəˌ-, -thrə̇n\

Definition of chelerythrine

plural

-s

  1. :  a colorless crystalline poisonous alkaloid C21H19NO5 obtained from celandine and other papaveraceous plants and forming yellow salts with a violet fluorescence

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Origin and Etymology of chelerythrine

International Scientific Vocabulary chelerythr- (from Greek chelidonion celandine + erythros red) + -ine; originally formed as German chelerythrin — more at celandine, red


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