Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

enterotoxin

play
noun en·tero·tox·in \ˌen-tə-rō-ˈtäk-sən\

Definition of enterotoxin

  1. :  a toxin that is produced by microorganisms (as some staphylococci) and causes gastrointestinal symptoms (as in some forms of food poisoning or cholera)



Circa 1928

First Known Use of enterotoxin

circa 1928


Medical Dictionary

enterotoxin

play
noun en·tero·tox·in \ˌent-ə-rō-ˈtäk-sən\

Medical Definition of enterotoxin

  1. :  a toxic substance that is produced by microorganisms (as some staphylococci) and causes gastrointestinal symptoms (as in some forms of food poisoning or cholera)




Learn More about enterotoxin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up enterotoxin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a representation of something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

melancholy frenetic philistine lazy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ