zootoxin


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zootoxin

(ˌzəʊəˈtɒksɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a toxin, such as snake venom, that is produced by an animal. Compare phytotoxin
ˌzooˈtoxic adj
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Noun1.zootoxin - a toxin resembling bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties that is found in the fluids of certain animalszootoxin - a toxin resembling bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties that is found in the fluids of certain animals
toxin - a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species
venom - toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)
Translations

zo·o·tox·in

n. zootoxina, sustancia venenosa que procede de un animal como el veneno de la serpiente.
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His topics include micronutrients and the evolution of skin pigmentation, weaning and brain development, the conflict between agricultural and ancestral genes, genomic and non-genomic influence at the estrogen receptor, and dietary zootoxins.
Venoms, also called zootoxins, are liquid brew of toxic chemicals that many animals--including reptiles, fish, and even bugs--use to ward off predators and seize prey.