antitoxic

adjective

an·​ti·​tox·​ic ˌan-tē-ˈtäk-sik How to pronounce antitoxic (audio)
ˌan-tī-
1
: counteracting toxins
2
: being or containing antitoxins
antitoxic serum

Word History

Etymology

anti- + toxic entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of antitoxic was circa 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Antitoxic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antitoxic. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

antitoxic

adjective
an·​ti·​tox·​ic -ˈtäk-sik How to pronounce antitoxic (audio)
1
: counteracting toxins
antitoxic versus antibacterial immunity
2
: being or containing antitoxins
antitoxic serum
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