[ en-tuh-roh-tok-sin ]
/ ˌɛn tə roʊˈtɒk sɪn /

noun Pathology.

a toxic substance produced by certain bacteria that on ingestion causes violent vomiting and diarrhea.

Origin of enterotoxin

First recorded in 1935–40; entero- + toxin
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Medical definitions for enterotoxin

[ ĕn′tə-rō-tŏksĭn ]


A cytotoxin produced by bacteria that is specific for the mucous membrane of the intestine and causes the vomiting and diarrhea associated with food poisoning.
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