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animal toxin

Definition:

a toxin resembling bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties that is found in the fluids of certain animals

Class:

substance noun (substance and materials)

Plural:

animal toxins

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

venom

Synonyms:

zootoxin

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Venom

the general term referring to any variety of toxins used by certain types of animals that inject it into their victims by the means of a bite, sting or other sharp body feature. Unlike poison, which is ingested or inhaled, venom is usually delivered ... (44 of 1927 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Venom

Columbia Encyclopedia:

venom | zootoxin | poison glands

any of a variety of poisonous substances produced by animals. In poisonous snakes, venom is secreted in two poison glands, one on each side of the ... (26 of 314 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0850649​.html

Collins Dictionary:

zootoxin | zootoxic [adjective, derived]

a toxin, such as snake venom, that is produced by an animal (12 of 182 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/zootoxin

Random House Dictionary:

zootoxin

any toxin of animal origin, as a snake or scorpion venom, or serum produced by means of such toxin. (19 of 24 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/zootoxin

American Heritage Dictionary:

zootoxin

A toxin of animal origin. (5 of 8 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/zootoxin

Wiktionary:

zootoxin | zootoxins [plural] | venom [synonym]

A toxin produced by an animal (6 of 7 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/zootoxin

Britannica Encyclopedia:

toxin [biochemistry]

any substance poisonous to an organism. The term is sometimes restricted to poisons spontaneously produced by living organisms. Besides the poisons ... (21 of 221 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/601221​/toxin

Merriam-Webster:

toxin | bane [synonym] | toxic [synonym] | poison [synonym] | venom [synonym] | cancer [similar] | contagion [similar] | disease [similar] | virus [similar] | ...

a poisonous substance that is a specific product of the metabolic activities of a living organism and is usually very unstable, notably toxic when ... (24 of 117 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/toxin

Oxford Dictionary:

toxin

a poison of plant or animal origin, especially one produced by or derived from microorganisms and acting as an antigen in the body (23 of 57 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/toxin

New World Dictionary:

toxin

any of various poisonous compounds produced by some microorganisms and causing certain diseases | any of various similar poisons, related to proteins, ... (21 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/toxin

Macmillan British Dictionary:

toxin [countable] | toxins [plural]

a poisonous substance that causes disease (6 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/toxin

Cambridge Dictionary:

toxin

a poisonous substance, especially one which is produced by bacteria and which causes disease (14 of 19 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/toxin

Encarta Dictionary:

zootoxin | zootoxins [plural]

a poisonous substance produced by an animal, e.g. snake venom (10 of 23 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861707269​/definition​.html  [offline]

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