chlorotoxin etymology

English word chlorotoxin comes from English toxin, English chloro- ((chemistry) Containing chlorine.. Green in color.)

Detailed word origin of chlorotoxin

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
toxin English (eng) A toxic or poisonous substance produced by the biological processes of biological organisms.
chloro- English (eng) (chemistry) Containing chlorine.. Green in color.
chlorotoxin English (eng) A 36-amino acid peptide found in the venom of the deathstalker scorpion (Leiurus quinquestriatus). It blocks small-conductance chloride channels.

Words with the same origin as chlorotoxin

Descendants of toxin
Botox toxalbumin
Descendants of chloro-
chloroacetic chloroadamantane chloroauric chlorobenzene chlorobiphenyl chlorocarbon chloroethylene chloroguanide chloromethylphenylsilane chloroplast chloroprocaine chloropyridine chlororuthenate chlorosilyl chlorosulfite chlorosulfuric acid chlorotoluene chlorotriazine chloroxylenol dichlorocarbene dimethylchlorosilane tetrachloromethane trichloroethane trichlorofluoromethane