Definition of oenanthotoxin in US English:

oenanthotoxin

(also enanthotoxin, oenanthetoxin)

noun

Chemistry
  • A toxic polyunsaturated alcohol found in the roots of hemlock water dropwort, Oenanthe crocata; 2,8,10-heptadecatriene-4,6-diyne-1,14-diol, C₁₇H₂₂O₂.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Pharmaceutical Journal. From German Oenanthotoxin from scientific Latin Oenanthe, genus name + -o- + toxin.