toxigenic

[tok-si-jen-ik]

adjective

(especially of microorganisms) producing toxins.

Nearby words

  1. toxicoid,
  2. toxicol.,
  3. toxicology,
  4. toxicopathic,
  5. toxicosis,
  6. toxin,
  7. toxin-antitoxin,
  8. toxinic,
  9. toxinogenic,
  10. toxins

Origin of toxigenic

First recorded in 1920–25; toxi(co)- + -genic

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Medicine definitions for toxigenic

toxigenic

[tŏk′sə-jĕnĭk]

adj.

Producing a poison; toxicogenic.
Related formstox′i•ge•nici•ty (-jə-nĭsĭ-tē) n.


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