Grayanotoxin meaning

grāănə-tŏksĭn
A neurotoxin found in the nectar of certain rhododendrons and related plants, such as some laurels of the genus Kalmia, and in unpasteurized honey produced from such nectar, and causing temporary effects such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and irregular heartbeat if ingested.
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A neurotoxin found in the nectar of certain rhododendrons and related plants, such as some laurels of the genus Kalmia, and in unpasteurized honey produced from such nectar, and causing temporary effects such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and irregular heartbeat if ingested.
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(organic chemistry) Any of a family of toxins found in rhododendrons and similar plants.
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Origin of grayanotoxin

  • New Latin (Leucothoē) grayāna species name (after Asa Gray) toxin

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