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xenobiotic

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noun xe·no·bi·ot·ic \ˌze-nō-bī-ˈä-tik, ˌzē-, -bē-\

Definition of xenobiotic

  1. :  a chemical compound (as a drug, pesticide, or carcinogen) that is foreign to a living organism

xenobiotic adjective


1965

First Known Use of xenobiotic

1965


Medical Dictionary

xenobiotic

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noun xe·no·bi·ot·ic \ˌzen-ō-bī-ˈät-ik, ˌzēn-, -bē-\

Medical Definition of xenobiotic

  1. :  a chemical compound (as a drug, pesticide, or carcinogen) that is foreign to a living organism

xenobiotic adjective



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