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neurotoxin

[noo r-oh-tok-sin, nyoo r-, noo r-oh-tok-, nyoo r-] /ˈnʊər oʊˌtɒk sɪn, ˈnyʊər-, ˌnʊər oʊˈtɒk-, ˌnyʊər-/
noun
1.
a neurotoxic substance, as rattlesnake venom or the poison of a black widow spider.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; neuro- + toxin
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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

neurotoxin

/ˌnjʊərəʊˈtɒksɪn/
noun
1.
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'-)
n.
See neurolysin.


neu'ro·tox'ic adj.
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