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toxin-antitoxin

[ tok-sin-an-ti-tok-sin, -an-tee-, -an-ti-tok-sin, -an-tee- ]
/ ˈtɒk sɪnˌæn tɪˈtɒk sɪn, -ˌæn ti-, -ˈæn tɪˌtɒk sɪn, -ˈæn ti- /
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noun Immunology.

a mixture of toxin and antitoxin, formerly used to induce active immunity against certain diseases, especially diphtheria.

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Origin of toxin-antitoxin

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for toxin-antitoxin

toxin-antitoxin

noun

a mixture of a specific toxin and antitoxin. The diphtheria toxin-antitoxin was formerly used in the US for active immunization
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Medical definitions for toxin-antitoxin

toxin-antitoxin

n.

A mixture of a toxin and its antitoxin with a slight excess of toxin, formerly used as a vaccine.
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