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toxin Syllabification: tox·in
Pronunciation: /ˈtäksən/

Definition of toxin in English:


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.


Late 19th century: from toxic + -in1.

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