toxophore

noun
toxo·​phore | \ ˈtäk-sə-ˌfȯ(ə)r How to pronounce toxophore (audio) \

Medical Definition of toxophore

: a chemical group that produces the toxic effect in a toxin molecule

Other Words from toxophore

toxophoric \ ˌtäk-​sə-​ˈfȯr-​ik How to pronounce toxophoric (audio) \ or toxophorous \ täk-​ˈsäf-​ə-​rəs How to pronounce toxophorous (audio) \ adjective

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“Toxophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/toxophore. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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