crotoxin


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cro·tox·in

 (krō′tŏk′sĭn)
n.
A crystalline neurotoxin found in the venom of the rattlesnake Crotalus durissus subsp. terrificus.

[New Latin Crotalus, rattlesnake genus (from Latin crotalum, kind of rattle or castanet, from Greek krotalon, clapper, from krotein, to strike, beat) + toxin.]