veratrine[ver′ə trēn′, -trin]
veratrine definition by Webster's New World
- a poisonous mixture of colorless, crystalline alkaloids obtained from sabadilla seeds
Origin: Modern Latin veratrina ; from Classical Latin veratrum, hellebore, probably origin, originally “plant which reveals truth” ; from verus, true (see very): the pulverized root causes sneezing, regarded in primitive belief as confirmation of truth
veratrine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: New Latin Vērātrum, hellebore genus (from Latin vērātrum, hellebore) + -ine2.