Meaning of veratrine

ver•a•trine

Pronunciation: (ver'u-trēn", -trin), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a white or grayish-white, slightly water-soluble, poisonous mixture of alkaloids obtained by extraction from the seeds of the sabadilla: formerly used in medicine as a counterirritant in the treatment of rheumatism and neuralgia.
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