domoic acid


do·mo·ic acid

noun \də-ˈmō-ik-\

Definition of DOMOIC ACID

:  a neurotoxin C15H21NO6 that is produced by some diatoms (especially genus Pseudo-nitzschia) and has caused poisoning in vertebrates (as sea lions, birds, and humans) that have consumed diatom-contaminated fish or shellfish

Origin of DOMOIC ACID

Japanese dōmoi, the alga Chondria armata
First Known Use: 1982

do·mo·ic acid

noun \də-ˈmō-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DOMOIC ACID

: a neurotoxic analog C15H21NO6 of glutamic acid that is produced by some diatoms (especially genus Pseudonitzschia) and has caused poisoning in vertebrates (as whales, birds, and humans) that have consumed diatom-contaminated fish or shellfish

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