HyperDic: strychnine

English > 1 sense of the word strychnine:
NOUNsubstancestrychninean alkaloid plant toxin extracted chiefly from nux vomica
strychnine > pronunciation
Soundsstrih'knay.n
Rhymesaffine ... wine: 145 rhymes with ayn...
English > strychnine: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn alkaloid plant toxin extracted chiefly from nux vomica; formerly used as a stimulant.
BroaderalkaloidNatural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
plant toxin, phytotoxinAny substance produced by plants that is similar in its properties to extracellular bacterial toxin
Substance ofnux vomicaA medicine made from the seeds of an Asiatic tree
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Catalanestricnina

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