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cytotoxin

[ sahy-tuh-tok-sin ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈtɒk sɪn /

noun Immunology, Pharmacology.

a substance that has a toxic effect on certain cells.

Nearby words

cytothesis, cytotoxic, cytotoxic reaction, cytotoxic t cell, cytotoxicity, cytotoxin, cytotrophoblast, cytotropic, cytotropic antibody, cytotropism, cytozoic

Origin of cytotoxin

First recorded in 1900–05; cyto- + toxin
Related formscy·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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Medicine definitions for cytotoxin

cytotoxin

[ sī′tə-tŏksĭn ]

n.

A substance having a specific toxic effect on certain cells.
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