Significado de “toxin” - en el Diccionario Inglés

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toxin en inglés británico

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toxinnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtɒk.sɪn/ us /ˈtɑːk.sɪn/

Examples from literature

  • A poison that exists naturally in an insect or animal, and which is often introduced into the victim by biting or stinging, is known as a venom, while one in a plant is generally known as a toxin. 
  • Plant toxins range from those that simply bother the skin to those that cause pain or death when eaten. 
  • Until the advance of the science of chemistry in the 19th century, most poisons used by humans were either venoms or toxins. 

(Definición de toxin del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

toxin en inglés americano

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toxinnoun [ C ]

us /ˈtɑk·sɪn/

biology a poisonous substance, esp. one that is produced by bacteria and causes disease

(Definición de toxin del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)