Definition of Tanghin

1. Noun. A poison obtained from the kernels of the plant ''Tanghinia venenifera'' from Madagascar ¹



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Definition of Tanghin

1. a poison [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tanghin

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tangerine
tangerine tree
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tangfish
tanghin (current term)
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tangientially
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Literary usage of Tanghin

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1. The Floral Cabinet and Magazine of Exotic Botany by George Beauchamp Knowles, Frederic Westcott (1838)
"Cerbera tanghin.—Hooker, Bot. Mag. t. 2968. DESCR.—A stove shrub six feet high (in its native country attaining thirty feet and upwards), abounding in an ..."

2. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1858)
"The tanghin poison has an influence on the voluntary muscles, which become paralysed. Lastly, the nerves are also paralysed. It is a paralysing, ..."

3. Dictionary of Scientific Illustrations and Symbols: Moral Truths Mirrored in (1894)
"Many will be found to be only " tanghin " tests, and as such utterly fallacious. D. Thieves, A Low Order of.—In the time of Desfontaines, baboons were so ..."

4. The Antananarvio Annual and Madagascar Magazine (1893)
"Proc. Zool. Snc. 1894; pp 108-123, pis. x'v-- xv.—"tanghin. or the Poison Ordeal of Madagascar;" ..."

5. Natural History: Or, Second Division of "The English Encyclopedia" edited by Charles Knight (1866)
"... as tho peculiar favourites of the gods. (' Botanical Magazine,' fol. 2968.) The plant which yields the tanghin has been called by Du Petit Thomas ..."

6. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"tanghin. In its native island this plant attains the size of a tree, ... He therefore insisted that the tanghin should be administered to himself and all ..."

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