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from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of coniine.

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