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toxophore in Medicine

toxophore

(tŏksə-fôr′)
n.
  1. The chemical group of a toxin that produces the poisonous effect.
Related formstox•opho•rous (tŏk-sŏfər-əs) adj.
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  • The toxic or injurious portion of the toxin molecule is likewise spoken of as the toxophore group.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology

    Charles Bradfield Morrey

  • A toxin which has lost its poisonous property, its toxophore group, is spoken of as a toxoid.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology

    Charles Bradfield Morrey