necrotoxin

noun
nec·​ro·​tox·​in | \ ˈnek-rə-ˌtäk-sən How to pronounce necrotoxin (audio) \

Medical Definition of necrotoxin

: a substance produced by some bacteria of the genus Staphylococcus which destroys tissue cells

Comments on necrotoxin

What made you want to look up necrotoxin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a strong desire or propensity

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!