antitoxin

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noun an·ti·tox·in \ˌan-ti-ˈtäk-sən\

Definition of antitoxin

  1. :  an antibody that is capable of neutralizing the specific toxin (such as a specific causative agent of disease) that stimulated its production in the body and is produced in animals for medical purposes by injection of a toxin or toxoid with the resulting serum being used to counteract the toxin in other individuals; also :  an antiserum containing antitoxins

Origin and Etymology of antitoxin

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1877


ANTITOXIN Defined for Kids

antitoxin

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noun an·ti·tox·in \ˌan-ti-ˈtäk-sən\

Definition of antitoxin for Students

  1. :  a substance formed in the blood of a person or animal exposed to poisons released usually by disease-causing bacteria


Medical Dictionary

antitoxin

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noun an·ti·tox·in \ˌant-i-ˈtäk-sən\

Medical Definition of antitoxin

  1. :  an antibody that is capable of neutralizing the specific toxin (as a specific causative agent of disease) that stimulated its production in the body and is produced in animals for medical purposes by injection of a toxin or toxoid with the resulting serum being used to counteract the toxin in other individuals; also :  an antiserum containing antitoxins



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