Ricinus communalis
Ricinine Ric"i*nine, n. [L. ricinus castor-oil plant.] (Chem.) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid ({C8H8N2O2}) extracted from the seeds of the castor-oil plant ({Ricinus communalis}). Called also {ricidine}. Ingestion may cause vomiting and various other toxic reactions, including liver and kidney damage, convulsions, hypotension, and death. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • C8H8N2O2 — Ricinine Ric i*nine, n. [L. ricinus castor oil plant.] (Chem.) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid ({C8H8N2O2}) extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant ({Ricinus communalis}). Called also {ricidine}. Ingestion may cause vomiting and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ricidine — Ricinine Ric i*nine, n. [L. ricinus castor oil plant.] (Chem.) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid ({C8H8N2O2}) extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant ({Ricinus communalis}). Called also {ricidine}. Ingestion may cause vomiting and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ricinine — Ric i*nine, n. [L. ricinus castor oil plant.] (Chem.) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid ({C8H8N2O2}) extracted from the seeds of the castor oil plant ({Ricinus communalis}). Called also {ricidine}. Ingestion may cause vomiting and various other …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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