Toxalbumin meaning

tŏksăl-byo͝omĭn
Any of various toxic proteins obtained from certain plants and bacterial cultures.
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A poisonous protein found in certain plants and cultures of bacteria, and in snake venoms.
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Any of various toxic proteins, such as ricin and diphtheria toxin, produced by certain plants and bacteria.
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A protein which is toxic (i.e. organic and poisonous)

Certain plants, viperine snake venom, resin and various bacteria contain toxalbumins.

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Origin of toxalbumin

  • From toxin 'organic poison' (from Middle Latin toxicus 'poisonous', from Latin toxicum 'poison (for arrows)', from Ancient Greek (toxikon), from (toxa) 'arrows', from (toxon) 'bow') + albumin 'protein' (from French albumine, from Latin albumen 'egg white', from albus 'white'). The term was first used in about 1890 by the research chemists Ludwig Brieger (1849-1919) and Sigmund Fraenkel (1868-1939).

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