Cadaveric alkaloid
Cadaveric Ca*dav"er*ic, a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a corpse, or the changes produced by death; cadaverous; as, cadaveric rigidity. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

{Cadaveric alkaloid}, an alkaloid generated by the processes of decomposition in dead animal bodies, and thought by some to be the cause of the poisonous effects produced by the bodies. See {Ptomaine}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cadaveric — Ca*dav er*ic, a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a corpse, or the changes produced by death; cadaverous; as, cadaveric rigidity. Dunglison. [1913 Webster] {Cadaveric alkaloid}, an alkaloid generated by the processes of decomposition in dead… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leucomaine — Leu*co ma*ine (l[ u]*k[=o] m[.a]*[i^]n or [=e]n), n. [Leuco + maine, as in ptomaine.] (Physiol. Chem.) An animal base or alkaloid, appearing in the tissue during life; hence, a vital alkaloid, as distinguished from a {ptomaine} or cadaveric… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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