toxoid

noun tox·oid \ ˈtäk-ˌsȯid \

Definition of toxoid

: a toxin of a pathogenic organism treated so as to destroy its toxicity but leave it capable of inducing the formation of antibodies on injection

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toxoid

noun tox·oid \ ˈtäk-ˌsȯid \

medical Definition of toxoid

: a toxin of a pathogenic organism treated so as to destroy its toxicity but leave it capable of inducing the formation of antibodies on injection
  • diphtheria toxoid
called also anatoxin

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