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Toxiphobia in non-human animals is rejection of foods with tastes, odors, or appearances which are followed by illness resulted from toxins found in these foods.[1][2] In human animals, toxiphobia is fear of poisons and being poisoned.[3]

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  1. ^ Garcis, John, Hankins W.G., "The Evolution of Bitter and the Acquisition of Toxiphobia", in: Olfaction and Taste, vol V, 2010, ISBN 0323148611 p. 39
  2. ^ Evolution and Learning, 2013, ISBN 1134926383, p. 31
  3. ^ Wallace's Monthly, Volume 11, 1885, p. 440