toxoid

noun
tox·​oid | \ ˈtäk-ˌsȯid How to pronounce toxoid (audio) \

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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Gangrene, an anaerobic infection, was common in war wounds, and Stewart helped developed toxoids for gangrene treatment and immunization that would later be used in World War II. Leila Mcneill, Smithsonian, "The Woman Who Revealed the Missing Link Between Viruses and Cancer," 17 June 2019

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circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

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toxoid

noun
tox·​oid | \ ˈtäk-ˌsȯid How to pronounce toxoid (audio) \

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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