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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 precatorius. [First attested in the late 19th century.][1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “abrin” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 8.

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