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 occasionally a low-molecular weight agent such as {tetrodotoxin}.

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