okadaic acido·ka·da·ic acid
A toxin, C44H68O13, produced by dinoflagellates and found in certain edible mollusks that consume them. It can cause diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms in humans.
Origin of okadaic acid(Halichondria) okadai, species name of the marine sponge from which it was first isolated (after Yaichiro K. Okada, (1892–1976), Japanese zoologist) + –ic.
(countable and uncountable, plural okadaic acids)
After the marine sponge Halichondria okadai, from which it was first isolated.