ALL meanings of abrin

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  • noun abrin a highly poisonous compound found in the seed of the Indian liquorice (Abrus precatorius) 3
  • noun abrin A toxin akin to ricin found in jequirity beans, Abrus precatorius. (First attested in the late 19th century.). 1
  • noun abrin a highly poisonous protein found in the seeds of the rosary pea: inhibits protein synthesis, causing symptoms such as internal bleeding, intestinal upset, and irritation of mucous membranes. 1
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