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exotoxin

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noun exo·tox·in \ˌek-sō-ˈtäk-sən\

Definition of exotoxin

  1. :  a soluble poisonous substance produced during growth of a microorganism and released into the surrounding medium



Origin of exotoxin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1920


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exotoxin

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noun exo·tox·in \ˌek-sō-ˈtäk-sən\

Medical Definition of exotoxin

  1. :  a soluble poisonous substance produced during growth of a microorganism and released into the surrounding medium <tetanus exotoxin>—compare endotoxin

  2. exo·tox·ic \-ˈtäk-sik\play adjective




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