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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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