batrachotoxin

noun
ba·​tracho·​tox·​in | \ bə-ˌtrak-ə-ˈtäk-sən How to pronounce batrachotoxin (audio) , ˌba-trə-kō- How to pronounce batrachotoxin (audio) \

Medical Definition of batrachotoxin

: a very powerful steroid venom C31H42N2O6 extracted from the skin of a South American frog (Phyllobates aurotaenia)

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“Batrachotoxin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/batrachotoxin. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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