abrin
A phytotoxin from jequirity seeds or Indian liquorice, the red seeds (Abrus precatorius); used in ophthalmology.

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(aґbrin) a powerful phytotoxin or toxalbumin, present in the seeds of Abrus precatorius (jequirity bean) and used in the synthesis of immunotoxins; formerly used topically in certain chronic eye disorders.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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