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conium

[ koh-nee-uhm ]

noun

  1. the poison hemlock, Conium maculatum.


conium

/ ˈkəʊnɪəm /

noun

  1. either of the two N temperate plants of the umbelliferous genus Conium, esp hemlock
  2. an extract of either of these plants, formerly used to treat spasmodic disorders


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Word History and Origins

Origin of conium1

1860–65; < New Latin; Late Latin < Greek kṓneion

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Word History and Origins

Origin of conium1

C19: from Late Latin: hemlock, from Greek kōneion; perhaps related to Greek kōnos cone

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Example Sentences

In pharmacy, the fresh and dried leaf of the wild herb Conium maculatum, or spotted hemlock.

Conium is certainly anodyne; and produces often a sedative action on the heart.

Bromide of potassium and hydrate of chloral in drachm doses should be given in connection with conium.

For this condition use Conium first, and apply it in tinct., half water, to the eyes every four hours.

Conium (Hemlock) also owes its properties to the alkaloid Conia.

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