Toxicomania

Tox`i*co*ma"ni*a

(?), n. [See. Toxic, and Mania.] 1. (Med.) Toxiphobia. A. S. Taylor.
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2. (Med.) An insane desire for intoxicating or poisonous drugs, as alcohol or opium. B. W. Richardson.
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Tox*if"e*ra

(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. to`xon a bow + L. ferre to bear.] (Zol.) Same as Toxoglossa.
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{

Tox"in

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Tox"ine

} (?), n. [Gr. toxiko`n. See Toxic. ] A poisonous product formed by an organism, such as a pathogenic bacterium, a plant or an animal, usually having a high molecular weight, often a protein or a polysaccharide, but occasionally a low-molecular weight agent such as tetrodotoxin.

Tox`i*pho"bi*a

(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. toxiko`n poison + fo`bos fear.] (Med.) An insane or greatly exaggerated dread of poisons.
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