amanitin

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noun am·a·ni·tin \-ˈnī-tən, -ˈnē-\

Definition of amanitin

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

Origin and Etymology of amanitin

amanita + -in


First Known Use: 1836


Medical Dictionary

amanitin

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noun am·a·ni·tin \-ˈnit-ən, -ˈnēt-\

Medical Definition of amanitin

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


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