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English noun: toxin

1. toxin (substance) a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species


Broader (hypernym)poison, poisonous substance, toxicant


Narrower (hyponym)animal toxin, bacterial toxin, cytotoxin, endotoxin, exotoxin, hepatotoxin, nephrotoxin, neurolysin, neurotoxin, phytotoxin, plant toxin, ricin, ricin toxin, zootoxin









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