exotoxin

noun

exo·​tox·​in ˌek-sō-ˈtäk-sən How to pronounce exotoxin (audio)
: a soluble poisonous substance produced during growth of a microorganism and released into the surrounding medium

Word History

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First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exotoxin was in 1920

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“Exotoxin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exotoxin. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

exotoxin

noun
exo·​tox·​in ˌek-sō-ˈtäk-sən How to pronounce exotoxin (audio)
: a soluble poisonous substance produced during growth of a microorganism and released into the surrounding medium
tetanus exotoxin
compare endotoxin
exotoxic adjective

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