holothurins

A class of highly toxic sulfated steroid glycosides secreted by sea cucumbers (Holothurioidea).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • hol|o|thu|rin — «HOL uh THUR ihn, HOH luh », noun. a poisonous substance that is a complex mixture of steroid glycosides, extracted from a species of sea cucumber and used experimentally in medicine to destroy bacteria and suppress the growth of tumors: »In… …   Useful english dictionary

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