noun \ˈābrən, ˈa-, -(ˌ)brin; āˈbrin, aˈb-\

Definition of abrin



  1. :  a toxic protein obtained from jequirity

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Origin and Etymology of abrin

abr- (from New Latin Abrus, genus name of Abrus precatorius rosary pea, borrowed from Arabic abrūz, afrūz “rosary pea,” earlier, a name for Amaranthus tricolor) + 1-in

First Known Use: 1884

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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