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Noun: colchicine  'kól-chi,seen
  1. An analgesic drug derived from the saffron plant and used to treat gout
  2. A powerful vegetable alkaloid, C22H25NO6, extracted from the Colchicums, as a white or yellowish amorphous powder, with a harsh, bitter taste
    - colchicia

Derived forms: colchicines

Type of: analgesic, anodyne, pain pill, painkiller

Encyclopedia: Colchicine