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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An alkaloid, C8H15N, which exists in three forms — α-and β-coniceine, obtained by heating conhydrine with hydrochloric acid (the first is a liquid which boils at 158° C., the second melts at 41° C.), and γ-coniceine, found in crude conine. The last boils at 173° C. and is 18 times more poisonous than conine, which it resembles.


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