Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A poison found in the tentacles of Actiniæ.

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Examples

  • Now I was able to show that black congestin is not unleashing, but is better as the preparatory injection than the yellow congestin.

    Charles Richet - Nobel Lecture

  • Any sudden upset or illness that causes great distress is called la congestin by Mexican villagers.

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  • It is said that la congestin strikes persons who break

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  • Different illnesses that are sometimes called la congestin are:

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  • Although these foods usually cause no harm and are sometimes just what their bodies need, many people will not touch them because they are so afraid of getting la congestin.

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  • People speak of congestin of: the head, the chest, the stomach, or the whole body.

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  • Further, the second experiment to be adduced against the specificity of anaphylaxis I conducted with two kinds of toxalbumin, extracted from the Actinia, a substance which I named congestin, as its property is to bring on grave congestion of the circulatory system in the intestines and stomach.

    Charles Richet - Nobel Lecture

  • With actino-congestin, the experiment is clear-cut.

    Charles Richet - Nobel Lecture

  • Two congestins may be prepared at some pains: yellow congestin, soluble in a fluid containing 50% alcohol, and black congestin, completely insoluble in a fluid containing 25% alcohol.

    Charles Richet - Nobel Lecture

  • "'Tain't nobody else dead, yit, as I knows on, but my two cousins is turrible low; one's got a hemrage on de lung an' de yuther's got a congestin 'on de brain, an' I 'lows dey'll bofe drap off' twix 'now an' sun-up to-morra."

    Miss Minerva and William Green Hill

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