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Ricin (cont.)

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ricin, Ricinus communis, R communis, plant toxin, toxin, toxic material, toxic agent, castor plant, castor oil, castor beans, beans of the castor plant, waste mash, poison, poisonous substance, powder, pellet, inhaled aerosol, mist, biological terrorism, biological warfare, weapon of mass destruction, WMD, chemical terrorism agent

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/24/2013
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Ricin is a potent toxin that has potential to be used as an agent of biological warfare and as a weapon of mass destruction (WMD).

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