- a toxic substance produced by certain bacteria that on ingestion causes violent vomiting and diarrhea.
Origin of enterotoxin
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- A cytotoxin produced by bacteria that is specific for the mucous membrane of the intestine and causes the vomiting and diarrhea associated with food poisoning.
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