What does toxin mean?

Definitions for toxinˈtɒk sɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word toxin.

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


  1. toxin(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toxin(noun)

    alt. of Toxine


  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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  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. Dave Asprey:

    When you blend low-toxin coffee with butter and octane oil (MCT oil), the butter turns off some of your food cravings and provides things the brain needs, including micronutrients, it turns off inflammation in the brain.

  4. David Sugerman of Portland:

    They have a variety of health problems and they are as well concerned about future health issues from this carcinogen and toxin that they were contaminated by, kBR told them it was safe as long as they didn't bathe in it, and there are a number of guys that have very serious health problems.

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