enterotoxin

noun

en·​tero·​tox·​in ˌen-tə-rō-ˈtäk-sən How to pronounce enterotoxin (audio)
: a toxin that is produced by microorganisms (such as some staphylococci) and causes gastrointestinal symptoms (as in some forms of food poisoning or cholera)

Examples of enterotoxin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pinnacle Foods' ready-to-eat dried, sliced beef by Armour Star may have been tainted by staphylococcal enterotoxin and clostridial toxin. Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, 30 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enterotoxin was in 1900

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“Enterotoxin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enterotoxin. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition

enterotoxin

noun
en·​tero·​tox·​in ˌent-ə-rō-ˈtäk-sən How to pronounce enterotoxin (audio)
: a toxic substance that is produced by microorganisms (as some staphylococci) and causes gastrointestinal symptoms (as in some forms of food poisoning or cholera)

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