domoic acid

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do·mo·ic acid

A water-soluble amino acid found in various marine algae that is a potent, often deadly neurotoxin to humans when consumed in contaminated mussels, clams, crabs, and anchovies.

[From Japanese dialectal (Tokunoshima Island) domoi, seaweed (Chondria armata) in which the toxin is found.]

domoic acid

an amino acid found in shellfish that can cause food poisoning
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Noun1.domoic acid - a neurotoxin that is deadly for humans; found in various marine algae
neurolysin, neurotoxin - any toxin that affects neural tissues