Stuck on a problem? Get great tutoring at an affordable price with Chegg. Click here to join and get your 1st 30 minutes Free!

Veratrine

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

veratrine

(Science: chemistry) A poisonous alkaloid obtained from the root hellebore (veratrum) and from sabadilla seeds as a white crystalline powder, having an acrid, burning taste. It is sometimes used externally, as in ointments, in the local treatment of neuralgia and rheumatism.

Synonym: veratria, and veratrina.

Origin: Cf. F. Veratrine. See Veratrum.