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toxin meaning

EN[-ɒksɪn]
WToxin
  • A toxin (from Ancient Greek: τοξικόν toxikon) is a poisonous substance produced within living cells
  • Toxins can be small molecules, peptides,
  • ^ "toxin" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  • ^ "toxin - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary". Retrieved 13 December 2008.
  • 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
        • T-2 toxin ingestion results in a severe irritation of the upper digestive tract, including a hemorrhagic ruminitis, due to its cytotoxic effects.
        • This toxin was also shown to increase cellular calcium concentration in the human promyelotic line HL-60 [57 ].
        • UMAF0158 has a gene cluster resembling that of the production of syringolin A (PSYRMG_24250–24275), a toxin that has been shown to counteract stomatal innate immunity in beans and Arabidopsis [84 ].

    Meaning of toxin for the defined word.

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