See also: Toxin

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From Latin toxicum, equivalent to toxi- +‎ -in.

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toxin (plural toxins)

  1. (strictly) A toxic substance, specifically a poison produced by the biological processes of organisms.
    Antonyms: antitoxin, antidote, antivenom
  2. (loosely, usually proscribed) Synonym of toxicant: a toxic substance in a body requiring removal.

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  • venom (offensive animal toxins)

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