n. bitter-tasting crystalline which is the toxic active compound of the Spanish fly; anhydride of cantharic acid

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  • Cantharidin — Can*thar i*din (k[a^]n*th[a^]r [i^]*d[i^]n), n. (Chem.) The active principle of the cantharis, or Spanish fly, a volatile, acrid, bitter solid, crystallizing in four sided prisms. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cantharidin — vgl. Kantharidin …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Cantharidin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Cantharidin Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cantharidin — Chembox new Name = Cantharidin ImageFile = Cantharidin structure.png ImageSize = IUPACName = 2,6 Dimethyl 4,10 dioxatricyclo [,6] decane 3,5 dione OtherNames = Cantharidin Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = 56 25 7 SMILES = O=C2OC(… …   Wikipedia

  • Cantharidin — Can|tha|ri|din 〈n.; s; unz.; fachsprachl.〉 = Kantharidin * * * Can|tha|ri|din [griech. kántharis = Spanische Fliege (Käfer, Zool.); ↑ in (3)], das; s: aus einem Käfer isolierbare giftige, tricycl. Verb., die als Hyperämikum u. Vesikans wirkt. * * …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cantharidin — The active principle of cantharis; the anhydride of cantharic acid. SYN: cantharis camphor. * * * can·thar·i·din kan thar əd ən n a bitter crystalline compound C10H12O4 that is the active blister producing ingredient of cantharides * * * n. the… …   Medical dictionary

  • cantharidin — n. the active principle of cantharides, or Spanish fly (the dried bodies of a blister beetle, Lytta vesicatoria). A toxic and irritant chemical, cantharidin causes blistering of the skin and was formerly used in veterinary medicine as a… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cantharidin poisoning — poisoning of horses or ruminants by hay contaminated with blister beetles whose bodies contain cantharidin; signs include hyperemia or erosions of the oral and esophageal mucosa, frequent urination, and sometimes shock and death. Called also… …   Medical dictionary

  • cantharidin — noun Date: 1819 a bitter crystalline compound C10H12O4 that is the active blister producing ingredient of cantharides …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cantharidin — n. [Gr. kantharis, blister beetle] A chemical produced by adults of the family Meloidae that causes skin blisters; the drug is obtained for medical use from the southern European Lytta vesicatoria, commonly known as Spanish fly …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cantharidin — can·thar·i·din (kăn thărʹĭ dĭn) n. A bitter crystalline compound, C10H12O4, that is the active ingredient of cantharides and produces blistering of the skin. * * * …   Universalium

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