toxalbumin

[ tok-sal-byoo-muh n ]
/ ˌtɒk sælˈbyu mən /

noun Biochemistry.

any poisonous protein occurring in certain bacterial cultures, plants, or snake venoms.

Nearby words

  1. towson,
  2. towy,
  3. tox-,
  4. tox.,
  5. toxaemia,
  6. toxaphene,
  7. toxemia,
  8. toxemia of pregnancy,
  9. toxemic,
  10. toxi-

Origin of toxalbumin

First recorded in 1885–90; tox- + albumin

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British Dictionary definitions for toxalbumin

toxalbumin

/ (ˌtɒksælˈbjuːmɪn) /

noun

biochem any of a group of toxic albumins that occur in certain plants, such as toadstools, and in snake venom
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