Definitions

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  • noun Any of a group of neurotoxins produced by several species of cyanobacterium

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  • noun a bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin

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Examples

  • Another round of tests released today again found microcystin, a liver toxin, and a neurotoxin called anatoxin-a.

    The Columbus Dispatch Feed

  • Another round of tests released yesterday again found microcystin, a liver toxin, and a neurotoxin called anatoxin-a.

    The Columbus Dispatch Feed

  • "Because microcystin levels fluctuate, (and) still exceed the WHO recommendations, and anatoxin-a is above non-detect, the state of Ohio is maintaining the advisory levels at the lake to ensure public health," spokeswoman Heather Lauer said.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • Advisories will remain in effect until there have been two consecutive weeks of non-detection for anatoxin-a, saxitoxin and cylindrospermopsin and two consecutive weeks of microcystin below 20 ppb (set by the World Health Organization as the upper end of the moderate-risk range for contact with microcystin).

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • Algal toxins arising from the blooms include microcystin, anatoxin-a, cylindrospermopsin and saxitoxin, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

    The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio Home Page

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