Phototoxin



[foh-tuh-tok-sin] /ˈfoʊ təˌtɒk sɪn/

noun
1.
Biochemistry. a plant causing an allergic reaction when touched or eaten by a susceptible person or animal subsequently exposed to sunlight.

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