exotoxin

noun
exo·​tox·​in | \ ˌek-sō-ˈtäk-sən How to pronounce exotoxin (audio) \

Definition of exotoxin

: a soluble poisonous substance produced during growth of a microorganism and released into the surrounding medium

First Known Use of exotoxin

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Exotoxin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exotoxin. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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exotoxin

noun
exo·​tox·​in | \ ˌek-sō-ˈtäk-sən How to pronounce exotoxin (audio) \

Medical Definition of exotoxin

: a soluble poisonous substance produced during growth of a microorganism and released into the surrounding medium tetanus exotoxin — compare endotoxin

Other Words from exotoxin

exotoxic \ -​ˈtäk-​sik How to pronounce exotoxin (audio) \ adjective

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