Meaning of COLCHICINE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈkäl-chə-ˌsēn, ˈkäl-kə- ]


Date: circa 1847

: a poisonous alkaloid C 22 H 25 NO 6 that inhibits mitosis, is extracted from the corms or seeds of the autumn crocus ( Colchicum autumnale ), and is used especially in the treatment of gout and to produce polyploidy in plants

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