Definitions

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  • n. Any of many steroid lactones present in plants as glycosides; they are all toxic, affecting the heart

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Examples

  • In addition to tags, one researcher, Lincoln Brower, has developed a way to "fingerprint" Monarchs by using an assay test to analyze the cardenolide content of a butterfly's guts.

    Four Wings and a Prayer: Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch Butterfly by Sue Halpern

  • One bite of cardenolide glycoside wouldn’t kill, the gardener had said.

    The Brush Off

  • “Yes, ma’am, just like that, but it would take more than a bite to kill you, and they say that the taste of the cardenolide glycoside toxin would stop anyone with sense, but…”He shrugged.

    The Brush Off

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