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Definition of "neurotoxin" []

  • A toxin that damages or destroys nerve tissue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "neurotoxin" in a sentence
  • "Mercury (thimerosal) is another toxic heavy metal, a known developmental neurotoxin, that is used in some mascaras and eye drops."
  • "While 3 out of the 6 birds tested were positive for domoic acid, we cannot conclude that the neurotoxin is the primary cause of the widespread illness."
  • "But the Southern Pacific also produces a neurotoxin, which is more serious because it quickly affects breathing and muscle control."