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Related to veratrum: Veratrum viride, Veratrum album, Veratrum nigrum

ve·ra·trum

 (və-rā′trəm)
n.

[New Latin Vērātrum, genus name, from Latin vērātrum, any of various medicinal or toxic plants of the genera Helleborus and Veratrum, probably from a pre-Indo-European language of Europe ; akin to Italian dialectal (Piedmont) varasco, a species of hellebore (V. album).]

veratrum

(vəˈreɪtrəm)
n
(Plants) any poisonous herb of N American genus Veratrum
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Noun1.veratrum - a genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbsVeratrum - a genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbs; sometimes placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
false hellebore, hellebore - perennial herbs of the lily family having thick toxic rhizomes
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In recent years a much smaller cluster of commonly utilised medicines has emerged, including Arsenicum album, Bryonia, Ipecacuanha, Eucalyptus globulus, Natrum muriaticum, Chinchona and Veratrum album.
If, however, Alexander died from poisoning, I believe the alkaloids present in the various Veratrum species best explain the symptoms he experienced over the 12 days of his illness.
Veratrum alkaloids and distal inhibitors of cholesterol biosynthesis are teratogens that have been associated with holoprosencephaly.