toxin

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

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toxin (plural toxins)

  1. A toxic or poisonous substance produced by the biological processes of biological organisms.
    Antonym: antitoxin
  2. (proscribed) A toxicant; a toxic substance in a body that needs to be removed.

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