strychnine

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English[edit]

Structure diagram of strychnine
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Etymology[edit]

From French strychnine, from Ancient Greek στρύχνος(strúkhnos).

Noun[edit]

strychnine ‎(usually uncountable, plural strychnines)

  1. (organic chemistry) A very toxic, colourless crystalline alkaloid, derived from nux vomica, used as a pesticide

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