Strychnos Nuxvomica
Nux vomica Nux` vom"i*ca [NL., fr. L. nux a nut + vomere to vomit.] The seed of {Strychnos Nuxvomica}, a tree which abounds on the Malabar and Coromandel coasts of the East Indies. From this seed the deadly poisons known as strychnine and brucine are obtained. The seeds are sometimes called Quaker buttons. [1913 Webster]

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  • Strychnos Nuxvomica — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nuxvomica — nux vom·i·ca (nŭks vŏmʹĭ kə) n. A tree (Strychnos nux vomica) native to southeast Asia, having poisonous seeds that are the source of the medicinal alkaloids strychnine and brucine.   [Medieval Latin : Latin nux, nut + Medieval Latin vomica,… …   Universalium

  • στρυχνίνη — Αλκαλοειδές που περιέχεται στα σπέρματα του στρύχνου του Ιγνατίου (strychnos ignatii) και του Στρύχνου του εμετικού (strychnos nuxvomica). Η δράση της σ. ασκείται εκλεκτικά επί του νωτιαίου μυελού, στο μηχανισμό μετάδοσης των ανακλαστικών με την… …   Dictionary of Greek

  • Amyris balsamifera — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conium maculatum — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mercury — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nux vomica — Nux vom i*ca [NL., fr. L. nux a nut + vomere to vomit.] The seed of {Strychnos Nuxvomica}, a tree which abounds on the Malabar and Coromandel coasts of the East Indies. From this seed the deadly poisons known as strychnine and brucine are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pentadecylacatechol — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poison — Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is capable of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poison ash — Poison Poi son, n. [F. poison, in Old French also, a potion, fr. L. potio a drink, draught, potion, a poisonous draught, fr. potare to drink. See {Potable}, and cf. {Potion}.] 1. Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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