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