helleborein

helleborein

[hel-uh-bawr-ee-in, -bohr-]
noun
a yellow, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, C 37 H 56 O 18 , obtained from the rhizome and root of certain hellebores, and used in medicine chiefly as a heart stimulant.

Origin:
1870–75; hellebore + -in2

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