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batrachotoxin

[ buh-trak-uh-tok-sin, ba-truh-koh- ]
/ bəˌtræk əˈtɒk sɪn, ˌbæ trə koʊ- /
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noun Pharmacology.

a venom, C31H42N2O6, obtained from skin secretions of Colombian frogs of the genus Pyllobates and used experimentally in neurology.

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Origin of batrachotoxin

1960–65; <Greek bátrach(os) frog + -o- + toxin
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