Definition of Toxin:

  1. An antigenic poison or venom of plant or animal origin, especially one produced by or derived from microorganisms and causing disease when present at low concentration in the body.

  2. Technically, a poison produced by the metabolic activity of a microorganism (such as Clostridium botulinum), an animal (such as snake), or plant (such as nightshade) which, when introduced in a living organism, acts as antigen against which the organism produces antibodies. In general, however, the term is used as an alternative for a poison or toxicant.

Synonyms of Toxin

Abomination, Acaricide, Anthelmintic, Antibiotic, Antiseptic, Atrocity, Bad, Bane, Befoulment, Blight, Bug bomb, Carbamate insecticide, Chemosterilant, Chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, Contact poison, Corruption, Crying evil, Damage, Defilement, Defoliant, Despoliation, Destruction, Detriment, Disinfectant, Eradicant, Evil, Fumigant, Fungicide, Germicide, Grievance, Harm, Havoc, Herbicide, Hurt, Ill, Infection, Injury, Insect powder, Insecticide, Microbicide, Mischief, Miticide, Organic chlorine, Organic phosphate insecticide, Outrage, Pesticide, Poison, Pollution, Rat poison, Roach paste, Roach powder, Rodenticide, Stomach poison, Systemic, Systemic insecticide, The worst, Toxic, Toxicant, Venin, Venom, Vermicide, Vexation, Virus, Weed killer, Woe, Wrong, Poison, Toxin

How to use Toxin in a sentence?

  1. Some types of bacteria release poisons called toxins while they are multiplying in food.

Meaning of Toxin & Toxin Definition