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strych·nine(strĭk′nīn′, -nĭn, -nēn′)
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.]
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(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]
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strych•nine(ˈstrɪk nɪn, -nin, -naɪn)
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]
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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.
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|Noun||1.||strychnine - 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
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strychnine[ˈstrɪkniːn] N → estricnina f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
strychnine[ˈstrɪkniːn] n → strychnine f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Strychnin nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
strychnine[ˈstrɪkniːn] n → stricnina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. estricnina, alcaloide cristalino muy venenoso.
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