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strych·nine

 (strĭk′nīn′, -nĭn, -nēn′)
n.
An extremely poisonous white crystalline alkaloid, C21H22O2N2, derived from nux vomica and related plants, used as a poison for rodents and other pests and formerly as a stimulant.

[French, from New Latin Strychnos, genus name, from Latin strychnon, a kind of nightshade, from Greek strukhnon.]

strychnine

(ˈstrɪkniːn)
n
(Biochemistry) a white crystalline very poisonous alkaloid, obtained from the plant nux vomica: formerly used in small quantities as a stimulant of the central nervous system and the appetite. Formula: C21H22O2N2. Also called: strychnia
[C19: via French from New Latin Strychnos, from Greek strukhnos nightshade]

strych•nine

(ˈstrɪk nɪn, -nin, -naɪn)

n.
a colorless, crystalline poison, C21H22N2O2, obtained chiefly by extraction from the seeds of nux vomica, formerly used as a central nervous system stimulant.
[1810–20; < French, = New Latin Strychn(os) genus name (< Greek strýchnos black nightshade) + French -ine -ine2]
strych′nic, adj.

strych·nine

(strĭk′nīn′)
An extremely poisonous, white crystalline compound derived from certain plants. It is used as a rat poison and was formerly used in medicine to stimulate the nervous system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strychnine - an alkaloid plant toxin extracted chiefly from nux vomicastrychnine - an alkaloid plant toxin extracted chiefly from nux vomica; formerly used as a stimulant
nux vomica - a medicine made from the seeds of an Asiatic tree; contains strychnine and brucine; formerly used as a stimulant
alkaloid - natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
phytotoxin, plant toxin - any substance produced by plants that is similar in its properties to extracellular bacterial toxin
Translations

strychnine

[ˈstrɪkniːn] Nestricnina f

strychnine

[ˈstrɪkniːn] nstrychnine f

strychnine

nStrychnin nt

strychnine

[ˈstrɪkniːn] nstricnina

strych·nine

n. estricnina, alcaloide cristalino muy venenoso.

strychnine

n estricnina