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British Dictionary definitions for elaterin

elaterin

noun
  1. a white crystalline substance found in elaterium, used as a purgative

Word Origin

C19: from elaterium + -in
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Historical Examples

  • Thoroughly triturate the elaterin with the red fat sugar, added in portions, and make one hundred 0.18 Gm.

    Candy Medication

    Bernard Fantus

  • Elaterin is extracted from elaterium by chloroform and then precipitated by ether.