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  1. a poisonous alkaloid found in various solanaceous plants, including potatoes which have gone green through exposure to light
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Word Origin for solanine

C19: from solan (um) + -ine ²
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Historical Examples of solanine

  • From very dilute alcoholic solutions (and especially with slow cooling) solanine may be obtained in crystals.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection

    Alexander Wynter Blyth

  • Solanine will stand boiling with strongly alkaline solutions without decomposition; but dilute acids, on warming, hydrolyse.

  • Sodic phosphate gives a crystalline precipitate of solanine phosphate, if added to a solution of solanine sulphate.

  • Mature healthy potatoes appear to contain no solanine, but from 150 grms.

  • Solanine is soluble in 8000 parts of boiling water, 4000 parts of ether, 500 parts of cold, and 125 of boiling alcohol.