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monocrotaline

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noun mono·cro·ta·line \ -ˈkrōt-ᵊl-ˌīn, -ᵊl-ən \

medical Definition of monocrotaline

:a poisonous crystalline alkaloid C16H23NO6 found in a leguminous plant of the genus Crotalaria (C. spectabilis) and in other plants of the same genus

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