batrachotoxin definition

  • noun:
    • A steroid alkaloid produced from epidermis secretions regarding the Phyllobates and Dendrobates genera of South United states poison-arrow frogs. It is perhaps one of the most powerful venoms known.
    • An extremely neurotoxic and cardiotoxic steroidal alkaloid within poison dart frogs.
    • Any one of a small grouping of incredibly neurotoxic and cardiotoxic steriodal alkaloids within poison dart frogs, Melyridae beetles and wild birds.

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