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- n. The alkaloid responsible for the poisonous effects of curare.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A deadly alkaloid extracted from the curare poison and from the Strychnos toxifera. It is obtained in crystalline colorless salts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alkaloid extracted from curari, forming colorless prisms more poisonous than the curari which yields it. One hundredth of a gram introduced into the skin of a rabbit produces death in a short time.
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