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

Origin and Etymology of veratrine

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


Medical Dictionary

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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