Definition of mytilotoxin in English:

mytilotoxin

noun

(also mytilotoxine)
Chemistry Biology
  • A poisonous alkaloid produced by certain planktonic organisms and sometimes present in mussels.

Pronunciation

mytilotoxin

/ˌmɪtɪlə(ʊ)ˈtɒksɪn/ /ˌmɪt(ə)lə(ʊ)ˈtɒksɪn/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society. From German Mytilotoxin from classical Latin mȳtilus + German -o- + Toxin.