toxin

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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Usage notes[edit]

Toxin is often incorrectly used to describe various toxic substances in a body that need to be removed. The correct term to use in this case is toxicant.

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