\tˈɒksɪn], \tˈɒksɪn], \t_ˈɒ_k_s_ɪ_n]\
Definitions of TOXIN
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
A poisonous substance of undetermined chemical nature, elaborated during the growth of pathogenic microorganisms.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Asa general term the word includes toxins produced by such bacteria as the diphtheria and tetanus bacilli; other vegetable toxins, such as abrin and resin, and many animal poisons, such as snake venom and eel serum. They may be obtained in an impure form by precipitation of the proteids, but active toxins can be produced by purification methods which are not of a proteid nature. They resemble enzymes in their action and are usually destroyed by a temperature of 80 C.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe