crotalin

[ kroht-l-in ]
/ ˈkroʊt l ɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.

a protein in the venom of pit vipers, used as an antigen in the preparation of snake antivenins.

Origin of crotalin

< New Latin Crotal(us) a genus of rattlesnakes, from whose venom the protein was extracted (< Latin crotalum < Greek krótalon rattle) + -in2
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