the language of biology

Asked September 4, 2016, 1:11 PM EDT

Please take note that this document: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/for/for46/for46.pdf uses the incorrect term "poisonous". Some snakes are “venomous”. Some mushrooms are “poisonous”. Toxin injected by an animal is called venom. Toxins ingested (eaten) are called poisonous. Some folks may think this is a grammar police issue. The document with the errors is produced at a university level. Being accurate with documents produced by the U of K matters. It reflects on an institution’s credibility.

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Hello. Thank you for your comments. I will pass these along to the author.