Definition of Elaterium

1. n. A cathartic substance obtained, in the form of yellowish or greenish cakes, as the dried residue of the juice of the wild or squirting cucumber (Ecballium agreste, formerly called Momordica Elaterium).



Definition of Elaterium

1. Noun. (alternative form of elaterin) ¹

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Definition of Elaterium

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elaterium

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Literary usage of Elaterium

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1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1860)
"much pressure exerted, for otherwise the elaterium is much deteriorated in quality, and as we have had an opportunity of seeing the cucumbers after having ..."

2. Journal of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy by Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (1832)
"On the Analysis of elaterium, and its active principle. By John D. Morries, ... THE great uncertainty of the effects of elaterium as a cathartic, ..."

3. Origin and History of All the Pharmacopeial Vegetable Drugs, Chemicals and by John Uri Lloyd (1921)
"elaterium (elaterium) elaterium was official in all the early editions of the Pharmacopeia. ... elaterium is the dried juice of the fruit of Ecballium ..."

4. Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the by Arnold James Cooley, W. North (1892)
"The product has a green colour, and constitutes the finest elaterium of commerce. ... elaterium is sold in thin cakes, \ aud when pure has a pale-grey or ..."

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