Cantharidin meaning

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A bitter crystalline compound, C10 H12 O4 , that is found in blister beetles and is the active ingredient of Spanish fly.
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A toxic compound, C10 H12 O4 , that is found in blister beetles and is the active ingredient of Spanish fly.
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(organic chemistry) A volatile organic compound in cantharis, or Spanish fly.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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