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toxin

noun tox·in \ˈtäk-sən\

: a poisonous substance and especially one that is produced by a living thing

Full Definition of TOXIN

:  a poisonous substance that is a specific product of the metabolic activities of a living organism and is usually very unstable, notably toxic when introduced into the tissues, and typically capable of inducing antibody formation

Examples of TOXIN

  1. the toxin in scorpion venom
  2. <read a pamphlet on the toxin responsible for botulism, a food poisoning that can cause paralysis and even death in some cases>

Origin of TOXIN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1886

Rhymes with TOXIN

toxin

noun tox·in \ˈtäk-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TOXIN

:  a colloidal proteinaceous poisonous substance that is a specific product of the metabolic activities of a living organism and is usually very unstable, notably toxic when introduced into the tissues, and typically capable of inducing antibody formation

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