Jervine
Jervine Jer"vine, n. [Prob. fr. Sp. yerba herb, OSp., the poison of the veratrum.] (Chem.) A poisonous alkaloid resembling veratrine, and found with it in white hellebore ({Veratrum album}); -- called also {jervina}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Jervine — IUPAC name (2 R,3S,3 R,3 aS,6 S, 6aS,6bS,7 aR,11aS,11bR) 2,3,3 a,4,4 ,5 ,6,6 ,6a, 6b,7,7 ,7 a,8,11a,11b Hexadecahydro 3 hydroxy 3 ,6 …   Wikipedia

  • jervine — [ʒɛʀvin] n. f. ÉTYM. 1898, Nouveau Larousse illustré; orig. inconnue. ❖ ♦ Chim., biol. Alcaloïde toxique contenu dans les tiges souterraines de certains ellébores …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • jervine — noun A steroidal alkaloid, obtained from plants of the genus Veratrum, that is teratogenic …   Wiktionary

  • jervine — (jèr vi n ) s. f. Terme de chimie. Espèce d alcaloïde végétal trouvé dans le veratrum album, L …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • jervine — jer·vine …   English syllables

  • jervine — ˈjərˌvēn, və̇n noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin jervina, from Spanish yervina, perhaps from yervo vetch, chick pea (from Latin ervum) + ina ine : a crystalline alkaloid C26H39NO3 related in structure to the steroids and found in the rhizomes and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jervina — Jervine Jer vine, n. [Prob. fr. Sp. yerba herb, OSp., the poison of the veratrum.] (Chem.) A poisonous alkaloid resembling veratrine, and found with it in white hellebore ({Veratrum album}); called also {jervina}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Veratrum album — Jervine Jer vine, n. [Prob. fr. Sp. yerba herb, OSp., the poison of the veratrum.] (Chem.) A poisonous alkaloid resembling veratrine, and found with it in white hellebore ({Veratrum album}); called also {jervina}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pseudojervine — |sü(ˌ)dō+ noun Etymology: pseud + jervine : a crystalline alkaloid C29H43NO7 resembling jervine and occurring with it …   Useful english dictionary

  • rubijervine — |rübə̇+ noun Etymology: ruby (I) + jervine : a nonpoisonous crystalline alkaloid C27H43NO2 found with jervine in green and white hellebore …   Useful english dictionary

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