toxophore

noun
toxo·​phore | \ ˈtäk-sə-ˌfȯ(ə)r \

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 \ or toxophorous \ täk-​ˈsäf-​ə-​rəs \ adjective

Learn More about toxophore

Comments on toxophore

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a complex dispute or argument

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

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!