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Solanine

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solanine

(Science: chemistry) A poisonous alkaloid glucoside extracted from the berries of common nightshade (solanum nigrum), and of bittersweet, and from potato sprouts, as a white crystalline substance having an acrid, burning taste.

Synonym: solonia, and solanina.

Origin: L. Solanum nightshade.