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 (vĕr′ə-trēn′, -trĭn)
A poisonous mixture of alkaloids extracted from sabadilla seeds and used as an insecticide and formerly as a counterirritant.

[New Latin Vērātrum, genus in which sabadilla was formerly classified; see veratrum + -ine.]


(ˈvɛrəˌtriːn) or


(Elements & Compounds) a white poisonous mixture obtained from the seeds of sabadilla, consisting of veratridine and several other alkaloids: formerly used in medicine as a counterirritant
[C19: from Latin vērātrum hellebore + -ine2]


(ˈvɛr əˌtrin, -trɪn)

a white, poisonous alkaloid mixture, formerly used in treating rheumatism and neuralgia.
[1815–25; < French < Latin vērātr(um) hellebore + French -ine -ine2]
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