picrotoxin definition by Webster's New World
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a white, bitter, poisonous, crystalline compound, CHO, resembling strychnine in its properties: used as a stimulant in cases of barbiturate poisoning
Origin: picro- plush toxin
picrotoxin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A bitter crystalline compound, C30H34O13, derived from the seed of an East Indian woody vine (Animirta cocculus) and used as a stimulant, especially in treating barbiturate poisoning.
- picˌro·toxˈic adjective
picrotoxin - Medical Definition
A bitter crystalline compound derived from the seed of an East Indian woody vine and used as a stimulant, especially in treating barbiturate poisoning.