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toxin

Syllabification: tox·in
Pronunciation: /ˈtäksən
 
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Definition of toxin in English:

noun

An antigenic poison or venom of plant or animal origin, especially one produced by or derived from microorganisms and causing disease when present at low concentration in the body.
Example sentences
  • Some types of bacteria release poisons called toxins while they are multiplying in food.
  • For carcinogens and most reproductive toxins, however, regulators assume no threshold.
  • I thought it might have just exploded and poisoned my poor body with it's toxins.

Origin

late 19th century: from toxic + -in1.

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