abrin

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin Abrus (genus of the species source of the bean) +‎ -in

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.bɹən/, /ˈæ.bɹən/, /ˈeɪ.bɹɪn/, /ˈæ.bɹɪn/

NounEdit

abrin (uncountable)

  1. A toxin akin to ricin found in jequirity beans, Abrus percatorius. [First attested in the late 19th century.][1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8

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Last modified on 10 February 2014, at 18:59