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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 and Etymology of exotoxin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1920


Medical Dictionary

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

exotoxic

\-ˈtäk-sik\play adjective



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of exotoxin Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about exotoxin


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