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zootoxin

 [zo´o-tok″sin]
a toxic substance of animal origin, e.g., venom of snakes, spiders, or scorpions.

zo·o·tox·in

(zō'ō-tok'sin),
A substance, resembling the bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties, found in the fluids of certain animals; for example, in snake venom, the secretions of poisonous insects, eel blood.
Synonym(s): animal toxin

zootoxin

/zoo·tox·in/ (-tok″sin) a toxic substance of animal origin, e.g., venom of snakes, spiders, and scorpions.

zootoxin

[zō′ətok′sin]
Etymology: Gk, zoon + toxikon, poison
a poisonous substance from an animal, such as the venom of snakes, spiders, and scorpions. zootoxic, adj.

zo·o·tox·in

(zō'ō-tok'sin)
A substance, resembling the bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties, found in the fluids of certain animals, e.g., in snake venom, the secretions of poisonous insects, eel blood.

zootoxin

a toxic substance of animal origin, e.g. venom of snakes, spiders and scorpions.
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EDITOR'S SUMMARY: The five-year accord allows NPS Pharmaceuticals, together with collaborators in Madagascar, to collect and research venomous invertebrates, beginning with spiders and scorpions, in an effort to identify novel drug leads from animal toxins.
Under the terms of the accord, NPS will work with CNARP to survey and study arachnids, a group of invertebrates including spiders and scorpions, in an effort to identify novel drug leads from animal toxins.