aggressin

noun

ag·​gres·​sin ə-ˈgres-ᵊn How to pronounce aggressin (audio)
: a hypothetical substance held to contribute to the virulence of pathogenic bacteria by paralyzing the host defensive mechanisms (as the white blood cells) and held to be produced by the bacteria in the body of the host

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“Aggressin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aggressin. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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