veratrine

noun
ve·​ra·​trine | \ ˈver-ə-ˌtrēn How to pronounce veratrine (audio) , və-ˈra-trən How to pronounce veratrine (audio) \

Definition of veratrine

: a poisonous irritant mixture of alkaloids from sabadilla seed that has been used as a counterirritant and insecticide

First Known Use of veratrine

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for veratrine

borrowed from French vératrine, from New Latin Veratrum veratrum + -ine -ine entry 2

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About veratrine

Time Traveler for veratrine

Time Traveler

The first known use of veratrine was in 1822

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near veratrine

veratridine

veratrine

veratrole

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for veratrine

Cite this Entry

“Veratrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/veratrine. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for veratrine

veratrine

noun
ver·​a·​trine | \ ˈver-ə-ˌtrēn How to pronounce veratrine (audio) \

Medical Definition of veratrine

: a mixture of alkaloids that is obtained as a white or grayish powder from sabadilla seeds, that is an intense local irritant and a powerful muscle and nerve poison, and that has been used as a counterirritant in neuralgia and arthritis

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!