[im-yuh-noh-tok-sin, ih-myoo-]

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

immunotoxin in Medicine


[ĭm′yə-nō-tŏksĭn, ĭ-myōō′-]


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