Meaning of VERATRINE in English

/ver"euh treen', -trin/ , n. Chem.

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.

Also, veratria /veuh ray"tree euh, -ra"-/ .

[ 1815-25; veratr ( um ) hellebore + F -ine -INE 2 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .