Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge
Jump to navigation Jump to search

A toxin (frae Auncient Greek: τοξικόν, romanised: toxikon) is a poisonous substance produced within livin cells or organisms;[1][2] synthetic toxicants creatit bi airtifeecial processes are sicweys excludit. The term wis first uised bi organic chemist Ludwig Brieger (1849–1919).[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "toxin" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. "toxin - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary". Retrieved 13 December 2008.