from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A colorless, highly poisonous pulverulent compound, C48H70O17.2H2O, prepared by the action of dilute acids on thevetin. It melts at 140° C.
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Thevetin and theveresin exercise a marked toxic effect on the heart.
a new substance, _theveresin_ (C_48_H_70_O_17_), white, amorphous, slightly soluble in boiling water and in alcohol, insoluble in benzine or chloroform, soluble in alkalies, very bitter.