batrachotoxin

noun

ba·​tracho·​tox·​in bə-ˌtrak-ə-ˈtäk-sən How to pronounce batrachotoxin (audio) ˌba-trə-kō- How to pronounce batrachotoxin (audio)
: 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 21 May. 2024.

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