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toxicant

 [tok´sĭ-kant]
1. poisonous.
2. poison.
developmental toxicant teratogen.

tox·i·cant

(tok'si-kănt),
1. Synonym(s): poisonous
2. Any poisonous agent, specifically an alcohol or other poison, causing symptoms of what is popularly called intoxication.

toxicant

/tox·i·cant/ (tok´sĭ-kant)
1. poisonous.
2. poison.

toxicant

(tŏk′sĭ-kənt)
n.
A poison or poisonous agent.
adj.
Poisonous; toxic.

toxicant

[tok′sikənt]
any poisonous agent.

in·tox·i·cant

(in-tok'si-kănt)
1. Having the power to intoxicate.
2. An intoxicating agent, such as alcohol.
Synonym(s): toxicant.

tox·in

(tok'sin)
1. A noxious or poisonous substance that is formed or elaborated as an integral part of the cell or tissue, as an extracellular product (exotoxin), or as a combination of the two during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species.
2. A common misnomer for poison.
[G. toxikon, poison]

toxicant

1. poisonous.
2. a poison.
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