Definitions for veratrineˈvɛr əˌtrin, -trɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver•a•trineˈvɛr əˌtrin, -trɪn(n.)

  1. a white, poisonous alkaloid mixture, formerly used in treating rheumatism and neuralgia.

    Category: Chemistry, Pharmacology

Origin of veratrine:

1815–25; < F < L vērātr(um) hellebore + F -ine -ine2


  1. veratrine(Noun)

    A poisonous mixture of alkaloids (veratridines) obtained from the seeds of the sabadilla plant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veratrine(noun)

    a poisonous alkaloid obtained from the root hellebore (Veratrum) and from sabadilla seeds as a white crystalline powder, having an acrid, burning taste. It is sometimes used externally, as in ointments, in the local treatment of neuralgia and rheumatism. Called also veratria, and veratrina


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