colchicia
Colchicine Col"chi*cine (? or ?), n. [Cf. F. colchicine.] (Chem.) A powerful vegetable alkaloid, {C17H19NO5}, extracted from the {Colchicum autumnale}, or meadow saffron, as a white or yellowish amorphous powder, with a harsh, bitter taste; -- called also {colchicia}. [1913 Webster]

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  • C17H19NO5 — Colchicine Col chi*cine (? or ?), n. [Cf. F. colchicine.] (Chem.) A powerful vegetable alkaloid, {C17H19NO5}, extracted from the {Colchicum autumnale}, or meadow saffron, as a white or yellowish amorphous powder, with a harsh, bitter taste;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Colchicine — Col chi*cine (? or ?), n. [Cf. F. colchicine.] (Chem.) A powerful vegetable alkaloid, {C17H19NO5}, extracted from the {Colchicum autumnale}, or meadow saffron, as a white or yellowish amorphous powder, with a harsh, bitter taste; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Colchicum autumnale — Colchicine Col chi*cine (? or ?), n. [Cf. F. colchicine.] (Chem.) A powerful vegetable alkaloid, {C17H19NO5}, extracted from the {Colchicum autumnale}, or meadow saffron, as a white or yellowish amorphous powder, with a harsh, bitter taste;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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