amanitin

noun
am·​a·​ni·​tin | \ ˌa-mə-ˈnī-tᵊn How to pronounce amanitin (audio) , -ˈnē- How to pronounce amanitin (audio) \

Definition of amanitin

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

Examples of amanitin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The poison is amanitin, which is a particularly nasty cocktail of eight other toxins found in amino acids. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 9 Mar. 2020 The poison is amanitin, which is a particularly nasty cocktail of eight other toxins found in amino acids. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 9 Mar. 2020 The poison is amanitin, which is a particularly nasty cocktail of eight other toxins found in amino acids. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 9 Mar. 2020 The poison is amanitin, which is a particularly nasty cocktail of eight other toxins found in amino acids. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 9 Mar. 2020 The poison is amanitin, which is a particularly nasty cocktail of eight other toxins found in amino acids. Popular Science, 11 Mar. 2020 The toxic agent here is the same amanitin found in the death cap. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, 9 Mar. 2020 The mushroom contains toxins known as amanitin, which damage liver cells. Rachael Rettner Senior Writer, Fox News, 6 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of amanitin

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amanitin

amanita + -in

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“Amanitin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amanitin. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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amanitin

noun
am·​a·​ni·​tin | \ -ˈnit-ᵊn How to pronounce amanitin (audio) , -ˈnēt- How to pronounce amanitin (audio) \

Medical Definition of amanitin

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

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