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helleborein

[hel-uh-bawr-ee-in, -bohr-] /ˌhɛl əˈbɔr i ɪn, -ˈboʊr-/
noun
1.
a yellow, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, C 37 H 56 O 18 , obtained from the rhizome and root of certain hellebores, and used in medicine chiefly as a heart stimulant.
Origin of helleborein
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; hellebore + -in2
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