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A steroidal alkaloid, obtained from plants of the genus Veratrum, that is teratogenic
a poisonous alkaloid resembling veratrine, and found with it in white hellebore (Veratrum album); -- called also jervina
Origin: [Prob. fr. Sp. yerba herb, OSp., the poison of the veratrum.]
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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