delphinine

delphinine
A toxic alkaloid, an aconine derivative, from Delphinium staphisagria; it resembles aconitine in its action and chemical structure.

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del·phi·nine 'del-fə-.nēn, -nən n a poisonous crystalline alkaloid C33H45NO9 obtained esp. from seeds of the stavesacre

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del·phi·nine (delґfĭ-nēn) a poisonous alkaloid found in various species of Delphinium, causing larkspur poisoning in animals that eat the plants. Called also delphine.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Delphinine — Del phi*nine (?; 104), n. [Cf. F. delphinine.] (Chem.) A poisonous alkaloid extracted from the stavesacre ({Delphinium staphisagria}), as a colorless amorphous powder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Delphinine — Identifiers CAS number …   Wikipedia

  • delphinine — [del′fə nēn΄, del′fənin] n. [ DELPHINIUM + INE3] a poisonous, white, crystalline alkaloid, C33H45NO9, found in the seeds of certain larkspurs …   English World dictionary

  • delphinine — /del feuh neen , nin/, n. Chem. a bitter, poisonous, crystalline alkaloid, C33H45NO9, obtained from various species of larkspur, esp. Delphinium staphisagria. [1820 30; DELPHIN(IUM) + INE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • delphinine — 1. noun A type of toxic alkaloid found in some plants in the Delphinium family, which can also be used medicinally. 2. adjective Characteristic of dolphins …   Wiktionary

  • delphinine — (dèl fi ni n ) s. f. Terme de chimie. Alcaloïde découvert dans la staphisaigre, dont il est le principe actif. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Delphinium …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • delphinine — n. poisonous alkaloid (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • delphinine — del·phi·nine …   English syllables

  • delphinine — /ˈdɛlfənin/ (say delfuhneen), / naɪn/ (say nuyn) noun a bitter, poisonous, crystalline alkaloid obtained from various species of delphinium, especially Delphinium staphisagria. {delphin(ium) + ine2} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • delphinine — ˌnēn, nə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Delphinium (genus name of Delphinium staphisagria) + English ine : a poisonous crystalline alkaloid C33H45NO9 obtained especially from seeds of the stavesacre …   Useful english dictionary

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