[ im-yuh-noh-tok-sin, ih-myoo- ]
/ ˌɪm yə noʊˈtɒk sɪn, ɪˌmyu- /
a monoclonal antibody linked to a toxin with the intention of destroying a specific target cell while leaving adjacent cells intact.
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Medical definitions for immunotoxin
[ ĭm′yə-nō-tŏk′sĭn, ĭ-myōō′- ]
A hybrid molecule formed by binding a toxin to a monoclonal antibody, used to destroy tumor cells.
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