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  • noun (Physiol. Chem.) A poisonous amido acid, C6H13NO2, separated by Brieger from decaying horseflesh. In physiological action, it is similar to curare.

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  • noun organic chemistry A poisonous amido acid, C6H13NO2, originally obtained from decaying horseflesh and similar in action to curare.

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