a steroidal alkaloid, CHNO, found in the skin of certain Neotropical frogs (genus Phyllobates) and used on poison arrows: one of the most powerful natural neurotoxins known
Origin of batrachotoxinfrom Classical Greek batrachos, frog + -o- + toxin
A steroid alkaloid derived from skin secretions of South American poison-dart frogs of the genus Phyllobates. It is one of the most potent venoms known.
Origin of batrachotoxinGreek batrakhos frog toxin
(countable and uncountable, plural batrachotoxins)
From Ancient Greek βάτραχος (batrachos, “frog”) and τοξίνη (toxine, “poison”)