/ (ɪˈlætərɪn) /
a white crystalline substance found in elaterium, used as a purgative
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Word Origin for elaterin
C19: from elaterium + -in
Words nearby elaterin
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Example sentences from the Web for elaterin
Elaterin is extracted from elaterium by chloroform and then precipitated by ether.
Thoroughly triturate the elaterin with the red fat sugar, added in portions, and make one hundred 0.18 Gm.Candy Medication|Bernard Fantus