- a peptide toxin, responsible for the toxicity of the death cap mushroom, Amanita phalloides
Word Origin for phalloidin
C20: New Latin, from phallus + -oid + -in
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Or affirmed that the phalloidin of the Amanita phalloides was very nearly related to, and perhaps identical with, strychnine.
- 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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