phalloidin

/ (fəˈlɔɪdɪn) /

noun

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
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Medical definitions for phalloidin

phalloidin
[ fă-loidn ]

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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