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amanitin

noun am·a·ni·tin \-ˈnī-tən, -ˈnē-\

Definition of AMANITIN

:  a highly toxic peptide that is produced by the death cap and that selectively inhibits mammalian RNA polymerase

Origin of AMANITIN

amanita + -in
First Known Use: 1836

amanitin

noun am·a·ni·tin \-ˈnit-ən, -ˈnēt-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMANITIN

:  a highly toxic cyclic peptide produced by the death cap that selectively inhibits mammalian RNA polymerase

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