Definition of abrin in English:

abrin

noun

Chemistry
  • A highly poisonous glycoprotein present in the seeds (jequirity beans) of the jequirity or Indian liquorice, Abrus precatorius.

Origin

Late 19th century. From scientific Latin Abrus, genus name, specific use of post-classical Latin abrus, both denoting the plant jequirity + -in.

Pronunciation:

abrin

/ˈeɪbrɪn/