plural -s
: a toxic crystalline amino acid C12H14N2O2 obtained from jequirity; N-methyltryptophan
distinguished from abrin

Word History


alteration of abrin

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abrine was in 1886

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“Abrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abrine. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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