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toxoid

noun tox·oid \ˈtäk-ˌsid\

Definition of TOXOID

:  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 of TOXOID

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1894

toxoid

noun tox·oid \ˈtäk-ˌsid\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TOXOID

:  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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