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noun Pathology.
  1. a toxin or poisonous chemical formed within the body and acting against it.
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Origin of autotoxin

First recorded in 1890–95; auto-1 + toxin
Related formsau·to·tox·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for autotoxin


  1. any poison or toxin formed in the organism upon which it actsSee autointoxication
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Derived Formsautotoxic, adjective
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autotoxin in Medicine


  1. A poison that acts on the organism in which it is generated.
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Related formsau′to•toxic adj.
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