Strychnic Strych"nic, a. Of or pertaining to strychnine; produced by strychnine; as, strychnic compounds; strychnic poisoning; specifically (Chem.), used to designate an acid, called also igasuric acid. [1913 Webster]

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  • strychnic — nik, nēk adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary strychn (from New Latin Strychnos) + ic : of, relating to, or produced by strychnine strychnic poisoning …   Useful english dictionary

  • strychnic — strych·nic || strɪknɪk adj. of or pertaining to strychnine, produced by strychnine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • strychnic — strych·nic …   English syllables

  • strychnic — /ˈstrɪknɪk/ (say striknik) adjective of or obtained from strychnine …   Australian English dictionary

  • strychnine — strychnic, adj. /strik nin, neen, nuyn/, n. 1. Pharm. a colorless, crystalline poison, C21H22N2O2, obtained chiefly by extraction from the seeds of nux vomica, formerly used as a central nervous system stimulant. 2. an Indian tree, Strychnos nux… …   Universalium

  • strychnine — n. a vegetable alkaloid obtained from plants of the genus Strychnos (esp. nux vomica), bitter and highly poisonous, used as a stimulant and (in small amounts) a tonic. Derivatives: strychnic adj. Etymology: F f. L strychnos f. Gk strukhnos a kind …   Useful english dictionary

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