domoic acid

domoic acid
noun Etymology: Japanese dōmoi, the alga Chondria armata Date: 1982 a neurotoxin C15H21NO6 that is produced by some diatoms (especially genus Pseudonitzchia) and has caused poisoning in vertebrates (as sea lions, birds, and humans) that have consumed diatom-contaminated fish or shellfish

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