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

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“Veratrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/veratrine. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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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

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