exotoxin

noun exo·tox·in \ ˌek-sō-ˈtäk-sən \

Definition of exotoxin

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

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exotoxin

noun exo·tox·in \ ˌek-sō-ˈtäk-sən \

medical Definition of exotoxin

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

exotoxic

play \-ˈtäk-sik\ adjective

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