cytotoxin

noun
cy·to·tox·in | \ˌsī-tə-ˈtäk-sən \

Definition of cytotoxin 

: a substance (such as a toxin or antibody) having a toxic effect on cells

Examples of cytotoxin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Venoms contain cytotoxins, cardiotoxins, hemotoxins and neurotoxins, components of which can be used in the treatment of cancer and many other medical conditions. Malia Wollan, New York Times, "How to Hold a Venomous Snake," 30 June 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cytotoxin.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of cytotoxin

1900, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cytotoxin

Statistics for cytotoxin

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for cytotoxin

The first known use of cytotoxin was in 1900

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for cytotoxin

cytotoxin

noun
cy·to·tox·in | \ˌsīt-ə-ˈtäk-sən \

Medical Definition of cytotoxin 

: a substance (as a toxin or antibody) having a toxic effect on cells

Comments on cytotoxin

What made you want to look up cytotoxin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!