toxin meaning

  • A toxin (from Ancient Greek: τοξικόν toxikon) is a poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms; synthetic toxicants created by artificial processes are thus excluded.
  • Toxins can be small molecules, peptides, or proteins that are capable of causing disease on contact with or absorption by body tissues interacting with biological macromolecules such as enzymes or cellular receptors.
  • ^ "toxin" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  • ^ "toxin - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary". Retrieved 13 December 2008.

    Definition of toxin in English Dictionary

  • NounPLtoxinsPREtoxi-
    1. A toxic or poisonous substance produced by the biological processes of biological organisms.
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      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Exposure of gill cells to algal extracts, brevetoxins and PST toxins was for 2 hrs, and to karlotoxin for 2, 3, 4 and 5 hrs.
        • This toxin was also shown to increase cellular calcium concentration in the human promyelotic line HL-60 [57 ].
        • In addition, PASS2 also lacks genes for the production of paerucumarin (PA2254-PA2257), chitinase (PA2300), and AMB toxin (PA2302-PA2306).
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      Meaning of toxin for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "toxin" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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