[ noo r-oh-tok-sin, nyoo r-, noo r-oh-tok-, nyoo r- ]
/ ˈnʊər oʊˌtɒk sɪn, ˈnyʊər-, ˌnʊər oʊˈtɒk-, ˌnyʊər- /
a neurotoxic substance, as rattlesnake venom or the poison of a black widow spider.
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Examples from the Web for neurotoxin
Some difficulty in breathing can occur, especially if large amounts of neurotoxin are present in the venom.
British Dictionary definitions for neurotoxin
/ (ˌnjʊərəʊˈtɒksɪn) /
any of several natural substances that interfere with the electrical activities of nerves, thus preventing them from functioning
Derived Formsneurotoxic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for neurotoxin
[ nur′ō-tŏk′sĭn ]
Related formsneu′ro•tox′ic adj.
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