from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An alkaloid (C19H17NO4) found in the plants Chelidonium majus, Glaucium luteum, and Sanguinaria Canadensis, and thought to be identical with sanguinarin.
  • n. An alkaloid, C21H17NO4, found in the plants Chelidonium majus. Stylophorum diphyllum, Sanguinaria Canadensis, Macleaya cordata, Glaucium Glaucium, and other plants of the poppy family (Papaverace√¶): colorless in the free state, but forming lemon-yellow salts on the addition of acids. It is not identical with sanguinarin, as was once supposed.


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