from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A poisonous hallucinogenic alkaloid, C12H16N2O, obtained from the skin glands of toads of the genus Bufo or from some mushrooms.
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- n. An alkaloid, found in the skins of some toads, related to serotonin.
French bufoténine : Latin būfō, toad + probably Latin tenēre, to hold (because of its paralyzing effect); see ten- in Indo-European roots + French -ine, -ine; see -ine2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)