HyperDic: toxin

English > 1 sense of the word toxin:
NOUNsubstancetoxina poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species
toxin > pronunciation
Soundstaa'ksahn
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English > toxin: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species.
Narroweranimal toxin, zootoxinA toxin resembling bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties that is found in the fluids of certain animals
bacterial toxinAny endotoxin or exotoxin formed in or elaborated by bacterial cells
cytotoxinAny substance that has a toxic effect on cells
endotoxinA toxin that is confined inside the microorganisms and is released only when the microorganisms are broken down or die
exotoxinA toxin that is secreted by microorganisms into the surrounding medium
hepatotoxinAny toxin that affects the liver
nephrotoxinAny toxin that affects the kidneys
neurotoxin, neurolysinAny toxin that affects neural tissues
plant toxin, phytotoxinAny substance produced by plants that is similar in its properties to extracellular bacterial toxin
ricin, ricin toxinA toxic protein extracted from castor beans
Broaderpoison, toxicant, poisonous substanceAny substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
Spanishtoxina, toxinas
Catalantoxina
Adjectivestoxicof or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison

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