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n.1.(Chem.) A poisonous alkaloid resembling veratrine, and found with it in white hellebore (Veratrum album); - called also jervina.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Jervine (70-300 mg/kg p.o.), a steroidal alkaloid found in Veratrum californicum, administered on days 8-10 of gestation induced malformations in the offspring, including isolated cleft palate, mandibular micrognathia, and limb malformations in C57BL/6J and A/J mice [161].