[ aw-toh-in-tok-suh-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ ɪnˌtɒk səˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun Pathology.

poisoning with toxic substances formed within the body, as during intestinal digestion.
Also called autotoxemia, autotoxaemia, autotoxicosis.

Origin of autointoxication

First recorded in 1885–90; auto-1 + intoxication Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for autointoxication

/ (ˌɔːtəʊɪnˌtɒksɪˈkeɪʃən) /


self-poisoning caused by absorption of toxic products originating within the bodyAlso called: autotoxaemia
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Medical definitions for autointoxication

[ ô′tō-ĭn-tŏk′sĭ-kāshən ]


Self-poisoning resulting from the absorption of waste products of metabolism, decomposed intestinal matter, or other toxins produced within the body.endogenic toxicosis
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