plant toxin

Definitions of plant toxin
  1. noun
    any substance produced by plants that is similar in its properties to extracellular bacterial toxin
    synonyms: phytotoxin
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    nicotine
    an alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco; used in medicine and as an insecticide
    strychnine
    an alkaloid plant toxin extracted chiefly from nux vomica; formerly used as a stimulant
    brucine
    a bitter alkaloid poison resembling strychnine and extracted from nux vomica
    hemlock
    poisonous drug derived from an Eurasian plant of the genus Conium
    mycotoxin
    a toxin produced by a fungus
    curare, tubocurarine
    a toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles
    aflatoxin
    a potent carcinogen from the fungus Aspergillus; can be produced and stored for use as a bioweapon
    type of:
    toxin
    a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species
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