What does toxin mean?

Definitions for toxinˈtɒk sɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. toxin(noun)

    a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species

Wiktionary

  1. toxin(Noun)

    A toxic or poisonous substance produced by the biological processes of biological organisms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toxin(noun)

    alt. of Toxine

Freebase

  1. Toxin

    A toxin is a poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms; man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was first used by organic chemist Ludwig Brieger. For a toxic substance not produced within living organisms, "toxicant" and "toxics" are also sometimes used. Toxins can be small molecules, peptides, or proteins that are capable of causing disease on contact with or absorption by body tissues interacting with biological macromolecules such as enzymes or cellular receptors. Toxins vary greatly in their severity, ranging from usually minor and acute to almost immediately deadly.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. toxin

    Poisonous substances that may be produced naturally (by bacteria, plants, fungi, snakes, insects, and other living organisms) or synthetically.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of toxin in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of toxin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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