batrachotoxin

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βάτραχος (batrachos, frog) and τοξίνη (toxine, poison)

NounEdit

batrachotoxin (countable and uncountable, plural batrachotoxins)

  1. (neurotoxicology, uncountable) An extremely neurotoxic and cardiotoxic steroidal alkaloid found in poison dart frogs.
  2. (toxicology, countable) Any one of a group of extremely neurotoxic and cardiotoxic steriodal alkaloids found in poison dart frogs, Melyridae beetles and birds.

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Last modified on 7 September 2013, at 03:06