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solenopsin A

Pronunciation: so'le-nop'sin

Definition: One of several alkaloidal constituents present in the venom of the imported fire ant, Solenopsis saevissima; the venom has necrotoxic, hemolytic, insecticidal, and antibiotic properties.

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