enterotoxin

noun en·tero·tox·in \ ˌen-tə-rō-ˈtäk-sən \

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)

First Known Use of enterotoxin

circa 1928


Medical Dictionary

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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