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Picrotoxin

picrotoxin

(Science: chemistry) A bitter white crystalline substance found in the cocculus indicus. It is a peculiar poisonous neurotic and intoxicant, and consists of a mixture of several neutral substances.

Origin: Gr. Bitter _ toxic _ -in.


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