immunotoxin

[ im-yuh-noh-tok-sin, ih-myoo- ]
/ ˌɪm yə noʊˈtɒk sɪn, ɪˌmyu- /

noun Immunology.

a monoclonal antibody linked to a toxin with the intention of destroying a specific target cell while leaving adjacent cells intact.

Nearby words

  1. immunosuppress,
  2. immunosuppressant,
  3. immunosuppression,
  4. immunosuppressive,
  5. immunotherapy,
  6. immunotransfusion,
  7. immuration,
  8. immure,
  9. immutability,
  10. immutable

Origin of immunotoxin


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Medicine definitions for immunotoxin

immunotoxin

[ ĭm′yə-nō-tŏksĭn, ĭ-myōō′- ]

n.

A hybrid molecule formed by binding a toxin to a monoclonal antibody, used to destroy tumor cells.

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