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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circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

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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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