from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A very bitter narcotic, highly poisonous levorotatory compound, C54H84O24.3H2O, contained in the seeds of Thevetia Thevetia. It crystallizes in small leaflets and melts at 170° C.
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After expression De Vry obtained from the caked residue 4\% of a crystalline glucoside called by him _thevetin_.
The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines Jerome Beers Thomas 1891