[ 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.

Origin of neurotoxin

First recorded in 1900–05; neuro- + toxin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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 forms of neurotoxin

neurotoxic, adjective
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Medical definitions for neurotoxin

[ nurō-tŏk′sĭn ]



Other words from neurotoxin

neu′ro•toxic adj.
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