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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A potent neurotoxin, C11H17N3O3, found in many puffers and certain newts.

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  • n. A neurotoxin found in Tetraodontiformes such as pufferfish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a powerful neurotoxin found in the ovaries of pufferfish

Etymologies

New Latin Tetrodōn, puffer genus (Greek tetra-, tetra- + New Latin -odōn, -odon) + toxin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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