[he-leb-uh-rin, hel-uh-bawr-in, -bohr-]
- a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble, poisonous solid, C28H36O6, obtained from the rhizome and root of certain hellebores, and used in medicine chiefly as a purgative.
Origin of helleborin
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By boiling with zinc chloride, helleborin splits up into sugar and a resin—helleboresin.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth