Toxin: nf A toxin is a substance toxic to one or more living organisms. In the 2009 edition of the Petit Larousse, a toxin is defined as a “toxic substance synthesized by a living organism (bacteria, poisonous mushroom, insect or poisonous snake), to which it confers its pathogenic power”.
The term biotoxin is sometimes used to specify that the toxic substance is produced by the metabolic activities of certain living beings. The toxins produced...
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