Word Origin for elaterium
Examples from the Web for elaterium
Elaterin is extracted from elaterium by chloroform and then precipitated by ether.
Colocynth and Elaterium have also been proved to act specifically.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
Its medicinal action is similar to that of elaterium, differing only in its greater activity.
It forms colourless scales which have a bitter taste, but it is highly inadvisable to taste either this substance or elaterium.
Elaterium, a substance obtained from the fruit of the squirting or wild cucumber (Ecballium agreste).The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various