n. [Gr. hypnos, sleep; toxikon, poison]
A proteinaceous toxin released from a penetrant nematocyst.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • hypnotoxin — n. sleep inducing substance that accumulates during waking hours …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • hypnotoxin — |hipnə+ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hypn + toxin : a hypothetical hormonal product of brain tissue that is held to induce sleep …   Useful english dictionary

  • υπνοτοξίνη — η, Ν (βιοχ.) δηλητήριο που προκαλεί παράλυση και το οποίο περιέχεται στις κνιδοβλάστες τών κνιδοζώων. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. hypnotoxin] …   Dictionary of Greek

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