genotoxin

[ jen-uh-tok-sin, jee-nuh- ]
/ ˌdʒɛn əˈtɒk sɪn, ˌdʒi nə- /

noun

a toxic agent that damages DNA molecules in genes, causing mutations, tumors, etc.

Related forms

gen·o·tox·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for genotoxic

genotoxic

/ (ˌdʒɛnəʊˈtɒksɪk) /

adjective

harmful to genetic material
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Medicine definitions for genotoxic

genotoxic

[ jē′nō-tŏksĭk ]

adj.

Damaging to DNA and thereby capable of causing mutations or cancer.
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