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

  • noun (Physiol. Chem.) A solid crystalline substance, C5H13NO2, found in the toadstool (Agaricus muscarius), and in putrid fish. It is a typical ptomaine, and a violent poison.

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  • noun Alternative form of muscarine.

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Examples

  • Here it is growing on the same spot as the edible sorts, fed by the same soil, given sun and rain from heaven the same as they; rich and strong it is, and good to eat, save, only, that it is full of impertinent muscarin.

    Under the Autumn Star

  • When the action of the heart is laboured and feeble through lack of nervous power, muscarin, or the tincture of Fly

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Yet there could be no doubt that it was the poisonous muscarin that had affected

    The Treasure-Train

  • Later it was named muscarin, and now is sometimes known as amanitin, since it is confined to the mushrooms of the Amanita genus.

    The Treasure-Train

  • Here it is growing on the same spot as the edible sorts, fed by the same soil, given sun and rain from heaven the same as they; rich and strong it is, and good to eat, save, only, that it is full of impertinent muscarin.

    Wanderers

  • "No; this was a case of the deliberate use of the active principle itself, muscarin -- with the expectation that the death, if the cause was ever discovered, could easily be blamed on such a mushroom.

    The Treasure-Train

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