xenobiotic

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

Definition of xenobiotic

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

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xenobiotic adjective

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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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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