veratrine

[ver-uh-treen, -trin]
noun Chemistry.
  1. a white or grayish-white, slightly water-soluble, poisonous mixture of alkaloids obtained by extraction from the seeds of the sabadilla: formerly used in medicine as a counterirritant in the treatment of rheumatism and neuralgia.
Also ve·ra·tri·a [vuh-rey-tree-uh, -ra-] /vəˈreɪ tri ə, -ˈræ-/.

Origin of veratrine

1815–25; < French < Latin vērātr(um) hellebore + French -ine -ine2
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veratrine

veratrin (ˈvɛrətrɪn)

noun
  1. a white poisonous mixture obtained from the seeds of sabadilla, consisting of veratridine and several other alkaloids: formerly used in medicine as a counterirritant

Word Origin for veratrine

C19: from Latin vērātrum hellebore + -ine ²
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