coniine

noun

co·​ni·​ine ˈkō-nē-ˌēn How to pronounce coniine (audio)
: a poisonous alkaloid C8H17N found in poison hemlock

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The plant has a few toxic compounds, including coniine, g-coniceine, and piperidine alkaloids. Korin Miller, Health.com, 22 June 2021

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Word History

Etymology

German Koniin, from Late Latin conium hemlock, from Greek kōneion

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coniine was in 1831

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Cite this Entry

“Coniine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coniine. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

coniine

noun

co·​ni·​ine ˈkō-nē-ˌēn How to pronounce coniine (audio)
: a poisonous alkaloid C8H17N found in poison hemlock (Conium maculatum)

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