ricin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ricinus.

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  • Rhymes: -aɪsɪn, -aɪsən
  • IPA(key): /ˈɹaɪsɪn/
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Noun[edit]

ricin (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry, toxicology) An extremely toxic protein extracted from the castor bean.
    • 2021 January 24, Donald G. McNeil Jr, “Fauci on What Working for Trump Was Really Like”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      It had to be one of three things: A hoax. Or anthrax, which meant I’d have to go on Cipro for a month. Or if it was ricin, I was dead, so bye-bye.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ricinus

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Noun[edit]

ricin m (plural ricins)

  1. castor oil plant
  2. A tick of the species Ixodes ricinus.

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