Definition of veratrum in English:


Syllabification: ve·ra·trum
Pronunciation: /vəˈrātrəm

noun (plural veratrums)

  • A plant of a genus that includes the false hellebores.
    • Genus Veratrum, family Liliaceae
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    • Overdose of veratrum may result in continuous, prolonged vomiting, which may lead to dehydration.


modern Latin, from Latin, literally 'hellebore'.

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