Batrachotoxin meaning

bə-trăkə-tŏksĭn, bătrə-kō-
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.
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A steroidal alkaloid, C31H42N2O6, found in the skin of certain Neotropical frogs (genus Phyllobates) and used on poison arrows: one of the most powerful natural neurotoxins known.
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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.
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(toxicology, countable) Any one of a group of extremely neurotoxic and cardiotoxic steriodal alkaloids found in poison dart frogs, Melyridae beetles and birds.
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(neurotoxicology, uncountable) An extremely neurotoxic and cardiotoxic steroidal alkaloid found in poison dart frogs.
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Origin of batrachotoxin

  • Greek batrakhos frog toxin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek βάτραχος (batrachos, “frog”) and τοξίνη (toxine, “poison”)

    From Wiktionary