[ ey-brin ]
/ ˈeɪ brɪn /


a highly poisonous protein found in the seeds of the rosary pea: inhibits protein synthesis, causing symptoms such as internal bleeding, intestinal upset, and irritation of mucous membranes.

Origin of abrin

1880–85; < Abr(us precatorius), scientific name of the rosary pea + -in2
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