Chelerythrine

Chel`e*ryth"rine

(?), n. [Gr. celandine + 'eryqro`s red.] (Chem.) An alkaloidal principle obtained from the celandine, and named from the red color of its salts. It is a colorless crystalline substance, and acts as an acrid narcotic poison. It is identical with sanguinarine.
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Che*lic"e*ra

(k*ls"*r), n.;
pl. Chelicer (-r).
[NL., fr. Gr. chhlh` claw + ke`ras horn.] (Zol.) One of the anterior pair of mouth organs, terminated by a pincherlike claw, in scorpions and allied Arachnida. They are homologous with the falcers of spiders, and probably with the mandibles of insects.
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