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biotoxin

 [bi´o-tok″sin]
a poisonous substance produced by a living organism.

bi·o·tox·in

(bī'ō-tok'sin),
Any toxic substance formed in an animal body, and demonstrable in its tissues or body fluids, or both.

biotoxin

(bī′ō-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
A toxin produced by a living organism.

biotoxin

[bī′ətoks′in]
poison produced by and derived from plants and animals. Biotoxins can be absorbed by ingesting or inhaling the toxin. There are different types of toxins, depending upon the mode of toxicity or biological target, including hemotoxins, mycotoxins, necrotoxins, cytotoxins, and neurotoxins. Examples of biotoxins include abrin, from the jequirity bean or rosary pea (Abrus precatorius); ricin, from castor beans; and strychnine, from Strychnos nux-vomica.

biotoxin

A generic term for any toxin originating from a living organism—plant, animal, fungi, bacteria, etc.

Examples
Apitoxin, cyanotoxins, cytotoxins, haemotoxin, mycotoxins, necrotoxins and neurotoxins.

bi·o·tox·in

(bī'ō-tok'sin)
A common misnomer for toxin (q.v.) (by definition, a toxin is of biologic origin).

biotoxin

a poisonous substance produced by a living organism.
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EU-Harmonised standard operating procedure for determination of lipophilic marine biotoxins in molluscs by LC-MS/MS, Vigo, Spain.
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The Resolver system will be used by NOAA's Marine Biotoxins Program at the Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research (CCEHBR) in Charleston, South Carolina.
In 1999, a national program for biotoxin monitoring was initiated for regular monitoring of the waters of all coastal aquafarms in Greece in adherence to the then-EU directive 91/ 492/EEC and, later, the updated 853/2004/EC.
Contract notice: Critical review of the current evidence for the use of indicator shellfish species for purposes of biotoxin and chemical contaminants monitoring in scottish shellfish production areas.
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Down, England last year to test its ability to detect biotoxin