toxigenic

[ tok-si-jen-ik ]
/ ˌtɒk sɪˈdʒɛn ɪk /

adjective

(especially of microorganisms) producing toxins.

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Origin of toxigenic

First recorded in 1920–25; toxi(co)- + -genic
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Medical definitions for toxigenic

toxigenic
[ tŏk′sə-jĕnĭk ]

adj.

Producing a poison; toxicogenic.

Other words from toxigenic

tox′i•ge•nici•ty (-jə-nĭsĭ-tē) n.
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