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veratrine

[ver-uh-treen, -trin] /ˈvɛr əˌtrin, -trɪn/
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.
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[vuh-rey-tree-uh, -ra-] /vəˈreɪ tri ə, -ˈræ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < French < Latin vērātr(um) hellebore + French -ine -ine2
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veratrine

/ˈvɛrəˌtriːn/
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
C19: from Latin vērātrum hellebore + -ine²
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