Veratrine meaning

vĕr'ə-trēn', -trĭn
A poisonous mixture of alkaloids extracted from sabadilla seeds and used as an insecticide and formerly as a counterirritant.
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A poisonous mixture of colorless, crystalline alkaloids obtained from sabadilla seeds.
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A poisonous mixture of alkaloids extracted from sabadilla seeds and used as an insecticide and formerly as a counterirritant.
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A poisonous mixture of alkaloids (veratridines) obtained from the seeds of the sabadilla plant.
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Origin of veratrine

  • New Latin Vērātrum genus in which sabadilla was formerly classified veratrum –ine
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition