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zootoxin

 [zo´o-tok″sin]
a toxic substance of animal origin, e.g., venom of snakes, spiders, or scorpions.
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zo·o·tox·in

(zō'ō-tok'sin),
A substance, resembling the bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties, found in the fluids of certain animals; for example, in snake venom, the secretions of poisonous insects, eel blood.
Synonym(s): animal toxin
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zo·o·tox·in

(zō'ō-tok'sin)
A substance, resembling the bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties, found in the fluids of certain animals, e.g., in snake venom, the secretions of poisonous insects, eel blood.
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