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Noun: strychnine  'strik,nIn or 'strik,neen [N. Amer], 'strik,neen [Brit]
  1. An alkaloid plant toxin extracted chiefly from nux vomica; formerly used as a stimulant

Derived forms: strychnines

Type of: alkaloid, phytotoxin, plant toxin

Part of: nux vomica

Encyclopedia: Strychnine