The study of poisons produced by living organisms.

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bio·tox·i·col·o·gy (bi″o-tok″sĭ-kolґə-je) [bio- + toxicology] the science of poisons produced by living things, their cause, detection, and their effects, and of the treatment of conditions produced by them.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • poison — poisoner, n. poisonless, adj. poisonlessness, n. /poy zeuhn/, n. 1. a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health. 2. something harmful or pernicious, as to happiness or well being: the poison of slander. 3.… …   Universalium

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