Medical Dictionary


noun en·do·tox·in \ˌen-dō-ˈtäk-sən\

Medical Definition of ENDOTOXIN

:  a toxin of internal origin; specifically :  a poisonous substance present in bacteria (as the causative agent of typhoid fever) but separable from the cell body only on its disintegration—compare exotoxin
en·do·tox·ic \-sik\ adjective


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