Strychnos Ignatia
Strychnine Strych"nine, n. [L. strychnos a kind of nightshade, Gr. ?: cf. F. strychnine.] (Chem.) A very poisonous alkaloid resembling brucine, obtained from various species of plants, especially from species of {Loganiace[ae]}, as from the seeds of the St. Ignatius bean ({Strychnos Ignatia}) and from nux vomica. It is obtained as a white crystalline substance, having a very bitter acrid taste, and is employed in medicine (chiefly in the form of the sulphate) as a powerful neurotic stimulant. Called also {strychnia}, and formerly {strychnina}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Strychnos ignatia — Taxobox name = Ignatia image width = 270px image caption = regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Gentianales familia = Loganiaceae genus = Strychnos species = S. ignatia binomial = Strychnos ignatia binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Strychnos Ignatia — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strychnos ignatii —   Ignacia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Strychnos — Taxobox name = Strychnos image width = 220px image caption = Strychnos toxifera regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Gentianales familia = Loganiaceae genus = Strychnos genus authority = L. subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • strychnos — (stri knos ) s. m. Genre de plantes loganiacées, auquel appartiennent la noix vomique et la fève de Saint Ignace ; on y distingue : le strychnos noix vomique, dit vulgairement vomiquier, et dont les semences, improprement nommées noix vomique, se …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Strychnos ignatii — Strychnos ignatii …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Strychnos — (S. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Loganiaceae Eustrychnieae, 5. Kl. 1. Ordn. L., tropische Bäume u. Sträucher, mit gegenständigen, genervten Blättern u. Trugdolden, deren Blüthen einen fünfspaltigen Kelch u. eine trichterige… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ignatĭa — Ignatĭa, s. Strychnos …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ignatia — Ignatĭa, Strauch, s. Strychnos …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Strychnos — L. (Ignatia L. fil.) Gattung der Loganiazeen, Bäume und Sträucher, zuweilen schlingend, oft mit schneckenförmig eingerollten Ranken oder geraden oder gekrümmten Dornen, mit gegenständigen, kurzgestielten, ganzrandigen Blättern, weißen oder… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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