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toxigenic

[tok-si-jen-ik] /ˌtɒk sɪˈdʒɛn ɪk/
adjective
1.
(especially of microorganisms) producing toxins.
Origin of toxigenic
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; toxi(co)- + -genic
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toxigenic in Medicine

toxigenic tox·i·gen·ic (tŏk'sə-jěn'ĭk)
adj.
Producing a poison; toxicogenic.


tox'i·ge·nic'i·ty (-jə-nĭs'ĭ-tē) n.
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