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  • n. Alternative spelling of coniine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A powerful and very poisonous vegetable alkaloid found in the hemlock (Conium maculatum) and extracted as a colorless oil, C8H17N, of strong repulsive odor and acrid taste. It is regarded as a derivative of piperidine and likewise of one of the collidines. It occasions a gradual paralysis of the motor nerves. Called also coniine, coneine, conia, etc. See conium, 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A volatile alkaloid (C8H15N or C16H15N) existing in Conium maculatum, or poison hemlock, of which it is the active and poisonous principle.

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