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.

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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