enterotoxigenic

adjective
en·​tero·​toxi·​gen·​ic | \ ˌen-tə-rō-ˌtäk-sə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce enterotoxigenic (audio) \

Definition of enterotoxigenic

: producing enterotoxin enterotoxigenic strains of E. coli

Examples of enterotoxigenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also while in Calcutta, Dr. Sack and his colleagues discovered in 1968 a bacterium that is known as enterotoxigenic E coli, a pathogen that was a major cause of severe diarrhea in residents of poor countries as well as travelers. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, 2 May 2017

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First Known Use of enterotoxigenic

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Enterotoxigenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enterotoxigenic. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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enterotoxigenic

adjective
en·​tero·​toxi·​gen·​ic | \ -ˌtäk-sə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce enterotoxigenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of enterotoxigenic

: producing enterotoxin enterotoxigenic strains of E. coli

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