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Definition of "ricin" []

  • A poisonous protein extracted from the castor bean and used as a biochemical reagent. (noun)
  • A highly toxic protein, a lectin, derived from castor-oil seeds: used in experimental cancer therapy (noun)

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Use "ricin" in a sentence
  • "I was listening to people just last night, and, really, they weren't able to articulate the name ricin, and listen to do a group of people trying to explain it to others, what ricin was."
  • "I wonder whether the Chilcot inquiry Report, 29 January will require Tony Blair to answer a question or two about the so-called ricin plot."
  • "Free for a few years, he was then imprisoned for 2½ years accused of involvement in the so-called ricin plot."