xenobiotic

noun
xe·​no·​bi·​ot·​ic | \ ˌze-nō-bī-ˈä-tik How to pronounce xenobiotic (audio) , ˌzē-, -bē- How to pronounce xenobiotic (audio) \

Definition of xenobiotic

: a chemical compound (such as a drug, pesticide, or carcinogen) that is foreign to a living organism

Other Words from xenobiotic

xenobiotic adjective

First Known Use of xenobiotic

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Xenobiotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xenobiotic. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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xenobiotic

noun
xe·​no·​bi·​ot·​ic | \ ˌzen-ō-bī-ˈät-ik How to pronounce xenobiotic (audio) , ˌzēn- How to pronounce xenobiotic (audio) , -bē- \

Medical Definition of xenobiotic

: a chemical compound (as a drug, pesticide, or carcinogen) that is foreign to a living organism

Other Words from xenobiotic

xenobiotic adjective

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