veratrine

noun
ve·ra·trine | \ˈver-ə-ˌtrēn, və-ˈra-trən \

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

noun
ver·a·trine | \ˈver-ə-ˌtrēn \

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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