biotoxin

noun
bio·tox·in | \ ˈbī-ō-ˌtäk-sən \

Definition of biotoxin 

: a toxic substance of biological origin

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Saxitoxin is a biotoxin produced by algae and is potentially a poisonous substance. Author: Davis Hovey, Anchorage Daily News, "High levels of algae-produced biotoxin found in dead walrus," 11 Dec. 2017 Before heading to a beach, call the marine biotoxin hotline at 800-562-5632 or visit the website at www.doh.wa.gov. Mark Yuasa, The Seattle Times, "Dig up a deep-dwelling geoduck and try recipe by chef “Joe” Sato of Shiro’s Sushi," 25 May 2017 Before heading to a beach, call the marine biotoxin hotline at 800-562-5632 or visit the website at www.doh.wa.gov. Mark Yuasa, The Seattle Times, "Dig up a deep-dwelling geoduck and try recipe by chef “Joe” Sato of Shiro’s Sushi," 25 May 2017 Before heading to a beach, call the marine biotoxin hotline at 800-562-5632 or visit the website at www.doh.wa.gov. Mark Yuasa, The Seattle Times, "Dig up a deep-dwelling geoduck and try recipe by chef “Joe” Sato of Shiro’s Sushi," 25 May 2017 Shellfish lovers clamoring for an early clambake beware: Some parts of Long Island’s Shinnecock Bay and areas near Southold, N.Y., have been closed to shellfish harvesting due to the presence of a dangerous biotoxin that, if consumed, can be fatal. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "N.Y. Closes Parts of Long Island to Shellfish Harvesting," 4 May 2017 In 2015, as a blob of warm water along the U.S. West Coast was breaking temperature records, regular sampling showed that dangerous levels of the biotoxin domoic acid from the algae Pseudo-nitzschia was building up in shellfish. Craig Welch, National Geographic, "Ocean Slime Spreading Quickly Across the Earth," 19 Aug. 2016 Before heading to a beach, call the marine biotoxin hotline at 800-562-5632 or visit the website at www.doh.wa.gov. Mark Yuasa, The Seattle Times, "Executive Chef Pat Donahue of Anthony’s digs into an enticing Manila clam recipe," 23 May 2017 The causes included infections, biotoxins such as harmful algal blooms, human interventions and malnutrition. Mari A. Schaefer, Philly.com, "Another dead whale washes up in New Jersey," 27 Apr. 2017

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1898, in the meaning defined above

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biotoxin

noun
bio·tox·in | \ ˈbī-ō-ˌtäk-sən \

Medical Definition of biotoxin 

: a toxic substance of biological origin

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