abrin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

abrin (uncountable)

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 8

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