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helleborein

[ hel-uh-bawr-ee-in, -bohr- ]
/ ˌhɛl əˈbɔr i ɪn, -ˈboʊr- /
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noun Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a yellow, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, C37H56O18, obtained from the rhizome and root of certain hellebores of the genus Helleborus, especially the Christmas rose, and formerly used in medicine chiefly as a heart stimulant.
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Origin of helleborein

First recorded in 1870–75; hellebore + -in2

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