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cytotoxin

[ sahy-tuh-tok-sin ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈtɒk sɪn /
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noun Immunology, Pharmacology.

a substance that has a toxic effect on certain cells.

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Origin of cytotoxin

First recorded in 1900–05; cyto- + toxin

OTHER WORDS FROM cytotoxin

cy·to·tox·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cytotoxin

cytotoxin
/ (ˌsaɪtəʊˈtɒksɪn) /

noun

any substance that is poisonous to living cells
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Medical definitions for cytotoxin

cytotoxin
[ sī′tə-tŏksĭn ]

n.

A substance having a specific toxic effect on certain cells.
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