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aconitic of or pertaining to aconite, an alkaloidal extract from monkshood or the like used as a poison or in pharmacy.
aflatoxin a toxin produced in foodstuffs by the action of the mould aspergillus.
anatoxin a potent alkaloid toxin derived from a species of cyanobacteria.
andromedotoxin a poisonous substance extracted from plants of the heath family and used in medicine to lower high blood pressure.
antitoxin an antidote to a toxin.
autotoxic like an autotoxin, a poisonous substance formed within the body within which it acts.
autotoxin a poisonous substance formed within the body within which it acts.
bacteriotoxin a toxin of bacterial origin.
biotoxin a poison of biological origin.
botulinum a powerful bacterial toxin.
botulinus a powerful bacterial toxin.
bufotalin a poisonous substance in the skin and saliva of a common European toad.
cadaverine a deadly ptomaine.
ciguatoxin a toxin found in seafood.
cytotoxin a cell-damaging drug.
digitoxin a poisonous glycoside that is the most active ingredient of digitalin.
dioxin an extremely toxic poison found in certain weedkillers.
echidnine snake-poison.
empoison (Arch.) to poison.
empoisonment the act of poisoning.
endotoxic of or like an endotoxin, a toxin of internal origin.
endotoxin a toxin of internal origin, spec. a poisonous substance present in bacteria.
enterotoxin an intestinal toxin that causes food poisoning.
envenom to put venom into, poison.
exotoxic relating to an exotoxin, an excreted toxin.
exotoxin an excreted toxin.
haemotoxic of or like a haemotoxin, a substance that destroys red blood cells.
haemotoxin a substance that destroys red blood cells.
hemotoxic of or like a hemotoxin, a substance that destroys red blood cells.
hemotoxin a substance that destroys red blood cells.
hepatotoxic relating to or causing injury to the liver.
immunotoxic relating to an immunotoxin.
immunotoxin a toxin with immunosuppressive effects.
leukocidin an exotoxin, produced by bacteria, that destroys leucocytes.
melittin a toxic polypeptide found in bee venom, responsible for the pain of the sting.
miotic relating to miosis, excessive contraction of the pupil of the eye; (noun) a substance producing miosis.
mycotoxin a poison derived from fungi.
mycotoxology the study of mycotoxins.
myotic relating to miosis, excessive contraction of the pupil of the eye; (noun) a substance producing miosis.
neotoxin any harmful substance in the environment causing illness or allergy.
nephrotoxic poisonous to the kidney.
nephrotoxicity the state of being nephrotoxic.
neurine a very poisonous ptomaine formed in putrefying flesh.
neurotoxic toxic to the nerves or nervous tissue.
neurotoxicity the state of being neurotoxic.
neurotoxin a nerve poison.
outvenom (Shakesp.) to exceed in venom.
phallin a poison occurring in the fungus Amanita phalloides.
phalloidin one of the poisons occurring in the fungus Amanita phalloides.
physostigmine an alkaloid found in the Calabar bean used esp in eye drops to reduce pressure inside the eyeball, aka eserine.
phytotoxin a poison produced by a plant.
picrotoxin a bitter toxin obtained from the seeds of the shrub Anamirta cocculus.
poisonable capable of poisoning; poisonous.
poisonous having the quality or effect of poison.
poisonously (Adv.) POISONOUS, having the quality or effect of poison.
poisonousness the state of being poisonous.
poyson (Obs.) to poison.
ptomain (Ital.) a poisonous alkaloid found in decaying matter.
ptomaine (Ital.) a poisonous alkaloid found in decaying matter.
ptomainic of or like ptomaine, a poisonous alkaloid found in decaying matter.
radiotoxic relating to the toxic effects of radioactivity or radioactive waste.
saxitoxin a nerve poison found in molluscs feeding on dinoflagellates of the genus Gonyaulax.
strychnic of or pertaining to strychnine.
strychnine a very poisonous alkaloid obtained from the seeds of the nux vomica plant; (verb) to poison with strychnine.
strychninism poisoning by strychnine.
tanghin (Malagasy) a Madagascan poison formerly used to test the guilt of someone suspected of a crime.
tanghinin the active principle in tanghin, a Madagascan poison formerly used to test the guilt of someone suspected of a crime.
tetrodotoxin a deadly nerve poison found in a species of Japanese puffer fish.
tetrotoxin a deadly nerve poison found in a species of Japanese puffer fish.
toxic of or pertaining to poison (noun) a poison
toxical of or pertaining to poison.
toxically (Adv.) TOXICAL, of or pertaining to poison.
toxicant a poisonous agent or drug, as opium; an intoxicant.
toxicity the quality of being toxic.
toxicogenic producing or produced by poisons.
toxigenic producing toxic substances and agents.
toxigenicity the state of being toxigenic.
toxin a poisonous product formed by pathogenic bacteria, as a toxic proteid or poisonous ptomaine.
toxine a poisonous product formed by pathogenic bacteria, as a toxic proteid or poisonous ptomaine.
toxoid a toxin treated to reduce toxicity and used in immunisation.
trichothecene any of several mycotoxins produced by various fungi.
urare (Carib) a paralysing poison extracted from the bark of certain S. American trees.
venefic acting by poison or potions or by sorcery.
venefical acting by poison or potions or by sorcery.
venefically (Adv.) VENEFICAL, acting by poison or potions or by sorcery.
veneficious acting by poison or potions or by sorcery.
veneficiously (Adv.) VENEFICIOUS, acting by poison or potions or by sorcery.
veneficous acting by poison or potions or by sorcery.
veneficously (Adv.) VENEFICOUS, acting by poison or potions or by sorcery.
venenate to poison; to infect with poison.
venenose poisonous.
venin any of various toxic substances in venom.
venine any of various toxic substances in venom.
venom poison; (verb, obs.) to envenom, poison.
venomous poisonous.
venomously (Adv.) VENOMOUS, poisonous.
veratridine a poisonous alkaloid occurring esp in sabadilla seed.
virulent extremely poisonous.
virulently (Adv.) VIRULENT, extremely poisonous.
zootoxic relating to a zootoxin, a poison derived from an animal.
zootoxin a poison derived from an animal.