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phalloidin

/fəˈlɔɪdɪn/
noun
1.
a peptide toxin, responsible for the toxicity of the death cap mushroom, Amanita phalloides
Word Origin
C20: New Latin, from phallus + -oid + -in
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phalloidin in Medicine

phalloidin phal·loi·din (fā-loid'n)
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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