Definition of phalloidin in English:

phalloidin

Line breaks: phal|loid¦in
Pronunciation: /faˈlɔɪdɪn/

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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • The toxin present in the death cap toadstool. It is a peptide with seven amino acids in a ring structure bridged by a sulphur atom.

Origin

1930s: from modern Latin phalloides, specific epithet of the death cap toadstool Amanita phalloides (based on Greek phallos 'phallus') + -in1.

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