animal toxin

animal toxin

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  • animal toxin — noun a toxin resembling bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties that is found in the fluids of certain animals • Syn: ↑zootoxin • Hypernyms: ↑toxin • Hyponyms: ↑venom …   Useful english dictionary

  • animal toxin — zootoxin …   Medical dictionary

  • Toxin — This article is about the class of poisonous substances. For other uses, see Toxin (disambiguation). Universal warning symbol used to indicate toxic substances or environments A toxin (from Ancient Greek: τοξικόν toxikon) is a poisonous… …   Wikipedia

  • Toxin — Tox in, Toxine Tox ine, n. [Gr. toxiko n. See {Toxic}. ] A poisonous product formed by an organism, such as a pathogenic bacterium, a plant or an animal, usually having a high molecular weight, often a protein or a polysaccharide, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toxin — organic poison, especially one produced by bacteria in an animal body, 1886, from TOXIC (Cf. toxic) + IN (Cf. in) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Toxin — One of a number of poisons produced by certain plants, animals, and bacteria. The term toxin is frequently used to refer specifically to a particular protein produced by some higher plants, animals and pathogenic (disease causing) bacteria. A… …   Medical dictionary

  • Animal sentinels — There is increasing recognition that wild, domestic, and companion animals may act as sentinels for environmental health hazards by providing early warning of human health hazards in the environment. Animals can act as sentinels because they may… …   Wikipedia

  • animal — 1. A living, sentient organism that has membranous cell walls, requires oxygen and organic foods, and is capable of voluntary movement, as distinguished from a plant or mineral. 2. One of the lower a. organisms as distinguished from humans. [L.]… …   Medical dictionary

  • toxin agent — A poison formed as a specific secretion product in the metabolism of a vegetable or animal organism, as distinguished from inorganic poisons. Such poisons can also be manufactured by synthetic processes …   Military dictionary

  • toxin — /tok sin/, n. any poison produced by an organism, characterized by antigenicity in certain animals and high molecular weight, and including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal …   Universalium

  • toxin — tox•in [[t]ˈtɒk sɪn[/t]] n. pha any poison produced by an organism, including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom • Etymology: 1885–90; tox (… …   From formal English to slang

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