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Definition of sabadilla

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Definition as written by Terry:

An insecticidal powder derived from the seeds of the Sabadilla Lily (Schoenocaulon officinale), a South-American herbaceous plant. It contains an alkaloid known as veratrine which acts as contact and stomach poison for insects. It is used as a less toxic alternative to rotenone, although it can cause respiratory and eye irritation in mammals.


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