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  1. jervine(Noun)

    A steroidal alkaloid, obtained from plants of the genus Veratrum, that is teratogenic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jervine(noun)

    a poisonous alkaloid resembling veratrine, and found with it in white hellebore (Veratrum album); -- called also jervina

  2. Origin: [Prob. fr. Sp. yerba herb, OSp., the poison of the veratrum.]


  1. Jervine

    Jervine is a steroidal alkaloid with molecular formula C27H39NO3 which is derived from the Veratrum plant genus. Similar to cyclopamine, which also occurs in the Veratrum genus, it is a teratogen implicated in birth defects when consumed by animals during a certain period of their gestation.

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