Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A yellowish-white, amorphous powdered alkaloid, C36H51NO11, obtained from sabadilla seeds and from the rhizome of hellebore.

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  • n. Any of a family of neurotoxic steroid-derived alkaloids, occurring in the seeds of the sabadilla plant

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An alkaloid, isomeric with veratrine and occurring along with it in the so-called veratrine of ordinary medical use, differing however from it in being amorphous instead of crystallizable and being much more soluble in water.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

veratr(ine) + -id(e) + -ine2.

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