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- n. A vegetable alkaloid, C8H17NO, found with conine in the poison hemlock (Conium maculatum).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vegetable alkaloid found with conine in the poison hemlock (Conium maculatum). It is a white crystalline substance, C8H17NO, easily convertible into conine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alkaloid (C8H17NO) found in the leaves and fruit of Conium maculatum. It forms colorless iridescent crystals.
The ethereal solution is then cooled down to a low temperature, whereby it is separated from conhydrine, which, being somewhat difficultly soluble in ether, crystallizes out.