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Cantharidin Sentence Examples
Cantharides owe their value to the presence of a peculiar chemical principle, to which the name cantharidin has been given.
It is most abundant in large full-grown insects, while in very young specimens no cantharidin at all has been found.
Cantharidin constitutes from z to r% of cantharides.
The external action of cantharides or cantharidin is extremely characteristic. When it is applied to the skin there are no obvious consequences for some hours.
A very large number of other insects belonging to the same family possess blistering properties, owing to their containing cantharidin.