/ (fəˈlɔɪdɪn) /
a peptide toxin, responsible for the toxicity of the death cap mushroom, Amanita phalloides
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Word Origin for phalloidin
C20: New Latin, from phallus + -oid + -in
Words nearby phalloidin
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Example sentences from the Web for phalloidin
Or affirmed that the phalloidin of the Amanita phalloides was very nearly related to, and perhaps identical with, strychnine.
Medical definitions for phalloidin
[ fă-loid′n ]
A heat-stable, toxic, cyclic peptide produced by Amanita phalloides that acts by binding actin and causes vomiting, convulsions, diarrhea, asthenia, and death.
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