monocrotaline

noun

mono·​cro·​ta·​line -ˈkrōt-ᵊl-ˌīn, -ᵊl-ən How to pronounce monocrotaline (audio)
: a poisonous crystalline alkaloid C16H23NO6 found in a leguminous plant of the genus Crotalaria (C. spectabilis) and in other plants of the same genus

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“Monocrotaline.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/monocrotaline. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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