toxin

toxin
tox•in
[[t]ˈtɒk sɪn[/t]] n.
pha any poison produced by an organism, including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom
Etymology: 1885–90; tox (-ic) + -in I syn: See poison

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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