andromedotoxin

noun

an·​drom·​e·​do·​tox·​in an-ˌdräm-əd-(ˌ)ō-ˈtäk-sən How to pronounce andromedotoxin (audio)
: a toxic compound C31H50O10 found in various plants (as members of the genus Andromeda) of the heath family (Ericaceae) that lowers the blood pressure of animals when taken in small doses

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“Andromedotoxin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/andromedotoxin. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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