Definitions for "Colchicine"
A powerful vegetable alkaloid, C17H19NO5, extracted from the Colchicum autumnale, or meadow saffron, as a white or yellowish amorphous powder, with a harsh, bitter taste; -- called also colchicia.
This medicine eases the inflammation from gout and prevents attacks from recurring.
Antimitotic alkaloid . At the time of the cellular division, the duplicated chromosomes stay in the same nucleus instead of migrating, so the genome is doubled.