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- n. Plural form of hemotoxin.
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I've also read that the venom includes hemotoxins, meaning that it destroys red blood cells.
The body count in Democracy is remarkable, not even including the Reuters correspondent and the AID analyst who are poisoned in Saigon in 1970 by oleander leaves, "a chiffonade of hemotoxins."
To predigest their prey, most rattlers produce so-called cytotoxins and hemotoxins, which damage tissue and disrupt blood clotting.