toxi·​gen·​ic | \ ˌtäk-sə-ˈje-nik How to pronounce toxigenic (audio) \

Definition of toxigenic

: producing toxin toxigenic bacteria and fungi

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toxigenicity \ ˌtäk-​si-​jə-​ˈni-​sə-​tē How to pronounce toxigenicity (audio) \ noun

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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,, "Model Lauren Wasser Had Both Legs Amputated Due to Toxic Shock Syndrome: Are You at Risk?," 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, "Bice: Governor candidate Andy Gronik received $6.1 million after making serious health claims," 25 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of toxigenic

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Toxigenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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toxi·​gen·​ic | \ ˌtäk-sə-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce toxigenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of toxigenic

: producing toxin toxigenic bacteria and fungi

Other Words from toxigenic

toxigenicity \ ˌtäk-​si-​jə-​ˈnis-​ət-​ē How to pronounce toxigenicity (audio) \ noun, plural toxigenicities

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