jervine

noun
jer·​vine | \ ˈjərˌvēn, -və̇n \
plural -s

Definition of jervine

: a crystalline alkaloid C26H39NO3 related in structure to the steroids and found in the rhizomes and roots of white hellebore, American hellebore, and other species of the genus Veratrum

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History and Etymology for jervine

New Latin jervina, from Spanish yervina, perhaps from yervo vetch, chickpea (from Latin ervum) + -ina -ine

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“Jervine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jervine. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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