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Producing poison; toxicogenic.

tox′i·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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(Biology) producing poison
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(esp. of microorganisms) producing toxins.
tox`i•ge•nic′i•ty (-dʒəˈnɪs ɪ ti) n.
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