from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A potent neurotoxin produced by certain dinoflagellates that accumulates in shellfish feeding on these organisms and consequently causes food poisoning in humans who eat the shellfish.
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- n. A neurotoxin, produced by some dinoflagellates, that can accumulate in mollusks and cause subsequent food poisoning in humans
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- n. a powerful neurotoxin produced by certain dinoflagellates found in red tides; it can accumulate in mollusks that feed on the dinoflagellates and cause food poisoning to humans
New Latin Saxi(domus gigantēus), clam species (from Latin saxum, stone; see saxifrage) + toxin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)