autotoxin

[ aw-tuh-tok-sin ]
/ ˌɔ təˈtɒk sɪn /

noun Pathology.

a toxin or poisonous chemical formed within the body and acting against it.

Origin of autotoxin

First recorded in 1890–95; auto-1 + toxin

OTHER WORDS FROM autotoxin

au·to·tox·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for autotoxin

autotoxin
/ (ˌɔːtəˈtɒksɪn) /

noun

any poison or toxin formed in the organism upon which it actsSee autointoxication

Derived forms of autotoxin

autotoxic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for autotoxin

autotoxin
[ ô′tō-tŏksĭn ]

n.

A poison that acts on the organism in which it is generated.

Other words from autotoxin

au′to•toxic adj.
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