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toxin

tox·in

toxin

 
 
pronunciation:
tak sihn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of a group of poisonous substances secreted by microorganisms.
These bacteria secrete toxins that can cause illness.
definition 2: any of various similar poisons produced by plants or animals, such as is contained in the venom of some snakes.
The venom of the Black Cobra contains a dangerous toxin.
similar words:
venom
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