strychnos toxifera


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Curarine \Cu"ra*rine\ (k?"r?-r?n or k?-r?"r?n; 104), n. (Chem.)
   A deadly alkaloid extracted from the curare poison and from
   the Strychnos toxifera. It is obtained in crystalline
   colorless salts.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Curare \Cu*ra"re\ Curari \Cu*ra"ri\(k?-r?"r?), n. [Native name.
   Cf. Wourall.]
   A black resinoid extract prepared by the South American
   Indians from the bark of several species of Strychnos
   (Strychnos toxifera, etc.). It sometimes has little effect
   when taken internally, but is quickly fatal when introduced
   into the blood, and used by the Indians as an arrow poison.
   [Written also urari, woorali, woorari, etc.]
   [1913 Webster]
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