Ricin Definition

rīsĭn, rĭsĭn
noun
An extremely toxic protein found in the castor bean and isolated as a white powder: it agglutinates red blood corpuscles.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • ricin toxin
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Origin of Ricin

  • From Latin ricinus castor-oil plant

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

  • From Latin ricinus.

    From Wiktionary

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