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A mixture of alkaloids from the seeds of Schoenocaulon officinale (Sabadilla officinarum) (family Liliaceae), including cevine, cevadine, cevadilline, sabadine, and veratridine; a powder of acrid taste, intensely irritating to the nasal mucous membrane, that has been used as an anodyne counterirritant in neuralgias and arthritis.
A poisonous mixture of alkaloids extracted from sabadilla seeds and used as an insecticide and formerly as a counterirritant.
a commercial product obtained from the seeds of Schoenocaulon officinalis.