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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A leucomaine (C6H15NO2) found in the common mussel. It is an active poison.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physiol. Chem.) A poisonous base (leucomaine) found in the common mussel. It either causes paralysis of the muscles, or gives rise to convulsions, including death by an accumulation of carbonic acid in the blood.

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  • noun organic chemistry A poisonous base (leucomaine) found in the common mussel, causing paralysis or convulsions.

Etymologies

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Mytilus + toxic + -ine.

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