Wrightia antidysenterica
Wrightine Wright"ine, n. (Chem.) A rare alkaloid found in the bark of an East Indian apocynaceous tree ({Wrightia antidysenterica}), and extracted as a bitter white crystalline substance. It was formerly used as a remedy for diarrh[oe]a. Called also {conessine}, and {neriine}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Wrightia antidysenterica — Flower Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Wrightia antidysenterica —   Wrightia antidysenterica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Wrightia — Wrightia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wrightia — an …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wrightia — Taxobox name = Wrightia image width = 240px image caption = Wrightia antidysenterica regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Gentianales familia = Apocynaceae genus = Wrightia subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • Wrightia —   Wrightia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Wrightĭa — (W. R. Br.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Apocynaceae Wrightieae, 5. Kl. 1. Ordn. L.; Arten; W. antidysenterica, kleiner Baum in Malabar u. Ceylon, die Rinde wird gegen die Ruhr empfohlen; W. tinctoria, Baum in Ostindien, aus seinen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Apocynaceae — Hundsgiftgewächse Großes Immergrün (Vinca major) Systematik Abteilung: Bedecktsamer (Magnoliophyta) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • conessine — kəˈne(ˌ)sēn, nesə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary conessi (bark) + ine : a very bitter poisonous crystalline alkaloid C24H40N2 obtained from certain tropical trees of the family Apocynaceae (especially Holarrhena… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apocynaceae — Alyxia oliviformis Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”