anatoxin

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Etymology 1[edit]

ana- +‎ toxin

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anatoxin (countable and uncountable, plural anatoxins)

  1. A bacterial toxin (usually an exotoxin) whose toxicity has been weakened or suppressed.
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Etymology 2[edit]

model of anatoxin-a

From Anabaena flos-aquae (now Dolichospermum flos-aquae), the species from which the neurotoxin was first isolated

Noun[edit]

anatoxin (countable and uncountable, plural anatoxins)

  1. A powerful neurotoxin, one of many toxins produced by several species of cyanobacterium.
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  • Anatoxins are only one of the half a dozen groups of toxins that cyanobacteria are capable of producing.
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