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col·chi·cine

 (kŏl′chĭ-sēn′, kŏl′kĭ-)
n.
A poisonous alkaloid, C22H25NO6, that is obtained from the autumn crocus and inhibits microtubule formation. It is used in medicine to treat gout and in plant breeding to produce polyploid plants.

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colchicine

(ˈkɒltʃɪˌsiːn; -sɪn; ˈkɒlkɪ-)
n
(Biochemistry) a pale-yellow crystalline alkaloid extracted from seeds or corms of the autumn crocus. It is used in the treatment of gout and to create polyploid plants by inhibiting chromosome separation during meiosis. Formula: C22H25NO6
[C19: from colchicum + -ine2]
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col•chi•cine

(ˈkɒl tʃəˌsin, -sɪn, ˈkɒl kə-)

n.
a pale yellow, crystalline alkaloid, C22H25NO6, the active principle of colchicum.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.colchicine - an analgesic drug derived from the saffron plant and used to treat gout
analgesic, anodyne, pain pill, painkiller - a medicine used to relieve pain
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colchicine

n colchicina
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References in periodicals archive ?
Brossi, Tropolonic Colchicum Alkaloids and All Congeners, In: The Alkaloids, Academic Press, New York, p.