phalloidin

Word Origin for phalloidin

C20: New Latin, from phallus + -oid + -in
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phalloidin

[fă-loidn]
n.
  1. 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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