n. [L. congestus, heap together]
(CNIDARIA: Anthozoa)
The toxin of sea anemone tentacles.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • congestin — con·ges·tin (kən jesґtin) a toxic substance derived from the tentacles of sea anemones that, when injected into dogs, causes intense congestion of the splanchnic vessels, and hemorrhage; originally called actinocongestin …   Medical dictionary

  • actinocongestin — ac·ti·no·con·ges·tin (ak″tĭ no kən jesґtin) congestin …   Medical dictionary

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