Definitions

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  • n. Any of a class of toxic steroids present in some plants and secreted by some toads through the skin as a defense; sometimes present as a glycoside.

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Examples

  • 'The researchers found that snakes living on Japan’s toad-free island of Kinkazan lacked the toad’s toxic bufadienolide compounds completely.

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  • The study also found that snake mothers with high concentrations of the toxin are able to pass bufadienolide toxin on their offspring helping protect them from predators.

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  • R. tigrinus from Honshu, where toad numbers vary, displayed a wide range of bufadienolide concentrations.

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