toxigenic

adjective

toxi·​gen·​ic ˌtäk-sə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce toxigenic (audio)
: producing toxin
toxigenic bacteria and fungi
toxigenicity noun

Examples of toxigenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only one to four percent of the population have reported vaginal colonization with toxigenic S. aureus, and almost 87 to 100 percent of the adult population has developed a serum antibody to the toxin that causes TSS. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, 16 Mar. 2018 The Milwaukee businessman said toxigenic mold and pathogenic bacteria in the house shocked his Crohn’s disease out of remission. Daniel Bice, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toxigenic was circa 1923

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“Toxigenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toxigenic. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

toxigenic

adjective
toxi·​gen·​ic ˌtäk-sə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce toxigenic (audio)
: producing toxin
toxigenic bacteria and fungi
toxigenicity noun
plural toxigenicities
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