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[noo r-oh-tok-sin, nyoo r-, noo r-oh-tok-, nyoo r-] /ˈnʊər oʊˌtɒk sɪn, ˈnyʊər-, ˌnʊər oʊˈtɒk-, ˌnyʊər-/
a neurotoxic substance, as rattlesnake venom or the poison of a black widow spider.
Origin of neurotoxin
1900-05; neuro- + toxin Unabridged
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Examples from the web for neurotoxin
  • But health experts say it is a potent neurotoxin that can have lasting health effects.
  • Mandating further emission cuts, it argued, would not solve the problem of human exposure to the neurotoxin.
  • It's in tobacco, it's a nerve toxin, it's a neurotoxin.
  • The government also admits that it is a potent neurotoxin and can cause personality changes.
  • Quickly it filled the water with a lethal neurotoxin that paralyzed the fish, causing slow suffocation.
  • Removing the tick removes the source of the neurotoxin.
British Dictionary definitions for neurotoxin


any of several natural substances that interfere with the electrical activities of nerves, thus preventing them from functioning
Derived Forms
neurotoxic, adjective
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neurotoxin in Medicine

neurotoxin neu·ro·tox·in (nur'ō-tŏk'sĭn, nyur'-)
See neurolysin.

neu'ro·tox'ic adj.
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