Batrachotoxin Definition

bə-trăkə-tŏksĭn, bătrə-kō-
noun
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.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage Medicine

(neurotoxicology, uncountable) An extremely neurotoxic and cardiotoxic steroidal alkaloid found in poison dart frogs.

Wiktionary
(toxicology, countable) Any one of a group of extremely neurotoxic and cardiotoxic steriodal alkaloids found in poison dart frogs, Melyridae beetles and birds.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Batrachotoxin

Noun

Singular:
batrachotoxin
Plural:
batrachotoxins

Origin of Batrachotoxin

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek batrakhos frog toxin

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

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