autotoxin

[ aw-tuh-tok-sin ]
/ ˌɔ təˈtɒk sɪn /

noun Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. autotomy,
  2. autotopagnosia,
  3. autotoxaemia,
  4. autotoxemia,
  5. autotoxicosis,
  6. autotransformer,
  7. autotransfusion,
  8. autotransplant,
  9. autotransplantation,
  10. autotroph

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

autotoxin

/ (ˌɔːtəˈtɒksɪn) /

noun

any poison or toxin formed in the organism upon which it actsSee autointoxication
Derived Formsautotoxic, 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.
Related formsau′to•toxic adj.


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