Veratria

veratrine

[ver-uh-treen, -trin]
noun Chemistry.
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, veratria [vuh-rey-tree-uh, -ra-] .


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

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veratrine or veratrin (ˈvɛrəˌtriːn, ˈvɛrətrɪn)
 
n
a white poisonous mixture obtained from the seeds of sabadilla, consisting of veratridine and several other alkaloids: formerly used in medicine as a counterirritant
 
[C19: from Latin vērātrum hellebore + -ine²]
 
veratrin or veratrin
 
n
 
[C19: from Latin vērātrum hellebore + -ine²]

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