batrachotoxin

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βάτραχος (bátrakhos, frog) and τοξίνη (toksínē, poison)

Noun[edit]

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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