/ (ɪˈlætərɪn) /
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a white crystalline substance found in elaterium, used as a purgative
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Word Origin for elaterin
C19: from elaterium + -in
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How to use elaterin in a sentence
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.