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ˈtɒk sɪntox·in

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. toxinnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. toxinnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toxinnoun

    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.

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  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

Examples of toxin in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Anything that name ends with XIN is likely to contain TOXIN-a harmful substance for anybody.

  2. Zoltan Takacs:

    It takes seven to 25 years to develop a drug once you identify a toxin, people are always going to get sick, so you need new cures... snakes and other creatures can give you this life-saving medicine, Bryan Fry says.

  3. Aaron Stinson:

    I'm angry, I'm upset, i could end up dying with this toxin put in my body, it could hurt my organs, it could take my memory. It is a scary thing.

  4. Michael Reagan:

    It feels like a toxin is in my body, i had no idea a blood clot could hurt so bad.

  5. Paul Dawson:

    Staph is found on the hands and can cause food-borne infection by producing a toxin outside the body. Then you can ingest the toxin and get sick.

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