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- n. Plural form of bufadienolide.
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The fluid that oozes from these 'nuchal glands' contains chemicals called bufadienolides, that irritate airways and affect heart muscle.
Snakes from Ishima, where toads are plentiful, had high levels of bufadienolides.
Now, another species joins this guild of thieves - the the snakes eat poisonous toads (from which bufadienolides get their name), and defend themselves with the weapons of their prey