Chironex

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Chironex

one of the four genera in the family Chirodropsidae, the box jellyfish.

Chironex fleckeri
a poisonous, stinging jellyfish which may weigh 4 to 7 lb and measure 6 to 7 inches across and 8 inches deep. These animals possess a remarkable stinging device and a most potent, agonizingly painful and rapidly lethal poison.
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She had substituted his insulin with a solution containing the venom from Chironex fleckeri.
A type of box jellyfish, called Chironex fleckeri, is found in waters off northern Australia.
A IT'S generally accepted that the largest species of box jellyfish - chironex fleckeri - has the most deadly animal venom causing almost instant cardiac arrest.