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ricin

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noun ri·cin \ˈrī-sən, ˈri-\

Definition of ricin

  1. :  a poisonous protein in the castor bean



Origin and Etymology of ricin

Latin ricinus castor-oil plant


First Known Use: 1896


Medical Dictionary

ricin

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noun ri·cin \ˈrīs-ən, ˈris-\

Medical Definition of ricin

  1. :  a poisonous protein in the castor bean




Learn More about ricin

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of ricin Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about ricin


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