Meaning of helleborein in English:

helleborein

Pronunciation /hɛlɪˈbɔːrɪɪn/

noun

rare Chemistry
  • A toxic alkaloid present in several species of hellebore (genus Helleborus), especially black hellebore, H. niger.

    Helleborein is a cardiac glycoside. Formula: C₃₇H₅₆O₁₈.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Watts (1815–1884), chemist. From German Helleborëin from scientific Latin Helleborus, genus name + German -ëin.