phytotoxin

[fahy-tuh-tok-sin]

noun

any toxin, as ricin or crotin, produced by a plant.

Nearby words

  1. phytosociology,
  2. phytosterol,
  3. phytosuccivorous,
  4. phytotherapy,
  5. phytotoxic,
  6. phytotron,
  7. phz,
  8. phèdre,
  9. pi,
  10. pi character

Origin of phytotoxin

First recorded in 1905–10; phyto- + toxin

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British Dictionary definitions for phytotoxin

phytotoxin

noun

a toxin, such as strychnine, that is produced by a plantCompare zootoxin
Derived Formsphytotoxic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for phytotoxin

phytotoxin

[fī′tō-tŏksĭn]

n.

A toxin produced by a plant.

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