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toxicity

[täk′sis·əd·ē]
(pharmacology)
The quality of being toxic.
The kind and amount of poison or toxin produced by a microorganism, or possessed by a chemical substance not of biological origin.
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They are converting soluble, toxic elemental lead into insoluble, nontoxic forms.
The nontoxic pectin doesn't affect the growth of established tumors.
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