Meaning of COLCHICINE in English

COLCHICINE

[col.chi.cine] n (ca. 1847): a poisonous alkaloid that inhibits mitosis, is extracted from the corms or seeds of the autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale), and is used esp. in the treatment of gout and to produce polyploidy in plants

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