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


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