\\ˌbyüfəˈtäksə̇n\ noun
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary bufo- (from New Latin Bufo, genus name of Bufo vulgaris) + toxin
: a crystalline toxic steroid C40H60N4O10 obtained from the poisonous secretion of skin glands of the common European toad (Bufo vulgaris) that is like digitalis in biological action and that yields bufotalin and suberyl-arginine on hydrolysis; also : any of several similar steroids from the secretions of other toads that yield a bufagin and suberylarginine on hydrolysis

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/byooh'feuh tok"sin/, n. Pharm.
a toxin obtained from the skin glands of the European toad, Bufa vulgaris.
[ < NL, L bufo toad + TOXIN]

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