en·​tero·​tox·​in | \ ˌen-tə-rō-ˈtäk-sən How to pronounce enterotoxin (audio) \

Definition of enterotoxin

: a toxin that is produced by microorganisms (such as some staphylococci) and causes gastrointestinal symptoms (as in some forms of food poisoning or cholera)

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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, "Pinnacle Foods chipped beef recalled nationwide by USDA for possible toxin contamination," 30 Apr. 2018

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Enterotoxin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enterotoxin. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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en·​tero·​tox·​in | \ ˌent-ə-rō-ˈtäk-sən How to pronounce enterotoxin (audio) \

Medical Definition of enterotoxin

: 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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