In the context of biology, poisons are substances that cause disturbances to organisms, usually by chemical reaction or other activity on the molecular scale, when a sufficient quantity is absorbed by an organism. The fields of medicine (particularly veterinary) and zoology often distinguish a poison from a toxin, and from a venom. Toxins are poisons produced by some biological function in nature, and venoms are usually defined as toxins that are injected by a bite or sting to cause their effect, while other poisons are generally defined as substances absorbed through epithelial linings such as the skin or gut.
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... A Pixie type, Poison essentially fills the same position Lilim did during Moo's reign, though more loyal to the General than Lilim was ... Unlike the previous two Pixies, Poison was slightly more comical compared to Pixie and Lilim, occasionally engaging in slapstick humor with Mum Mew and Gobi ...
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... would make the animals' internal organs more susceptible to the effects of the lichen poison ...
Famous quotes containing the word poison:
“I wonder what subtle form of manslaughter is next on the program. Am I to be dropped into a vat of molten steel and become part of a new skyscraper, or are you going to ask this female to kiss me again and poison me to death?”
—Ernest Lehman (b.1920)
“The one conclusive argument that has at all times discouraged people from drinking a poison is not that it kills but rather that it tastes bad.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“You know the worst: your wills are fickle,
Your values blurred, your hearts impure
And your past life a ruined church
But let your poison be your cure.”
—Louis MacNeice (19071963)