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toxoid

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noun tox·oid \ˈtäk-ˌsȯid\

Definition of toxoid

  1. :  a toxin of a pathogenic organism treated so as to destroy its toxicity but leave it capable of inducing the formation of antibodies on injection



Origin and Etymology of toxoid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1894


Medical Dictionary

toxoid

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noun tox·oid \ˈtäk-ˌsȯid\

Medical Definition of toxoid

  1. :  a toxin of a pathogenic organism treated so as to destroy its toxicity but leave it capable of inducing the formation of antibodies on injection <diphtheria toxoid>—called also anatoxin




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