antitoxin

noun an·ti·tox·in \ ˌan-ti-ˈtäk-sən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of antitoxin

: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

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ANTITOXIN Defined for Kids

antitoxin

noun an·ti·tox·in \ ˌan-ti-ˈtäk-sən \

Definition of antitoxin for Students

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

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antitoxin

noun an·ti·tox·in \ ˌant-i-ˈtäk-sən \

medical Definition of antitoxin

: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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