coniine

[ koh-nee-een, -in, -neen ]
/ ˈkoʊ niˌin, -ɪn, -nin /
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noun

a volatile, highly poisonous alkaloid, C8H17N, constituting the active principle of the poison hemlock.

Nearby words

  1. conidiophore,
  2. conidium,
  3. conifer,
  4. coniferin,
  5. coniferous,
  6. conin,
  7. conine,
  8. coniofibrosis,
  9. coniology,
  10. coniophage

Also co·nin [koh-nin] /ˈkoʊ nɪn/, co·nine [koh-neen, -nin] /ˈkoʊ nin, -nɪn/.

Origin of coniine

First recorded in 1825–35; coni(um) + -ine2

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British Dictionary definitions for coniine

coniine

conin (ˈkəʊnɪn) or conine (ˈkəʊniːn, -nɪn)

/ (ˈkəʊnɪˌiːn, -nɪɪn, -niːn) /

noun

Also called: cicutine (ˈsɪkjʊtiːn), conicine (ˈkəʊnɪsiːn) a colourless poisonous soluble liquid alkaloid found in hemlock; 2-propylpiperidine. Formula: C 5 H 10 NC 3 H 7

Word Origin for coniine

C19: from conium + ine ²

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