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the most active principle of cantharides, the dried Spanish fly, Lytta vesicatoria; preparations containing cantharidin are used topically as a vesicant to remove warts and lesions of molluscum contagiosum.
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The active principle of cantharis; the anhydride of cantharic acid.
Synonym(s): cantharis camphor
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A toxic compound, C10H12O4, that is found in blister beetles and is the active ingredient of Spanish fly.
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