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crotoxin

[ kroh-tok-sin ]
/ kroʊˈtɒk sɪn /
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noun
a toxin in the venom of the North American rattlesnake, Crotalus terrificus.
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Origin of crotoxin

First recorded in 1915–20; blend of Crotalus (genus name) + toxin
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