enterotoxin

noun en·tero·tox·in \ ˌen-tə-rō-ˈtäk-sən \
|Updated on: 6 May 2018

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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circa 1928

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enterotoxin

noun en·tero·tox·in \ ˌent-ə-rō-ˈtäk-sən \

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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