A protein that is formed in the venom gland of several species of octopuses and is used as a vasodilator and a contraction agent of extravascular smooth muscle.

Nearby words

  1. exodontics,
  2. exodontist,
  3. exodos,
  4. exodus,
  5. exoenzyme,
  6. exoerythrocytic,
  7. exoerythrocytic stage,
  8. exogamous,
  9. exogamy,
  10. exogastrula

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