domoicacid

domoicacid
do·mo·ic acid (də-mōʹĭk) n.
A water-soluble amino acid found in various marine algae that is a potent, often deadly neurotoxin to humans when consumed in contaminated mussels, clams, crabs, and anchovies.
  [From Japanese dialectal (Tokunoshima Island) domoi, seaweed (Chondria armata) in which the toxin is found.]

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Universalium. 2010.

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