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nectar and pollen

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Nectar is a sweet substance, produced by some plants to attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Bees collect nectar and make it into honey. While collecting the nectar, pollinators accidentally transfer pollen from male flowers to female flowers.

Pollen …

Poison and Toxin

A poison is any substance that is harmful or deadly to living cells, even in small quantities.

A toxin, strictly speaking, is a poison that is produced naturally by living things.

However, in non-technical usage, the word toxin is often …

Poisonous and Toxic

Poisonous (adjective) describes any substance, natural or manufactured, that is harmful or deadly to living cells, even in small quantities.

Toxic (adjective) refers to poison that is produced naturally by living things, but people often use ‘toxic’ to describe any …

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