from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substance of the same general character as a toxoid, which, however, has not resulted from the toxin by age, but has been present in the culture bouillon from the start. The post-diphtheritic palsies are referable to the action of such bodies.
- n. Same as toxius.
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The Greek word [Greek: toxon] signified primarily that specially oriental weapon which we call a bow, but the word in the earliest authors included in its meaning the arrow shot from the bow.
SOCRATES: Doxa is either derived from dioxis (pursuit), and expresses the march of the soul in the pursuit of knowledge, or from the shooting of a bow (toxon); the latter is more likely, and is confirmed by oiesis
˜bow™ (toxon): it ˜goes toward™ each thing and how it is in reality.
"[Greek: Hoplisios de tês Indôn ouk hôutos eis tropos, all oi men pezoi autoisi toxon te echousin, isomêkes tps phoreonti to toxon, kai touto katô epi tên gên thentes kai tps podi tps aristerps antibantes, outôs ektoxeuousi, tên neurên epi mega opisô apagagontes."