xenobiotic

[zen-uh-bahy-ot-ik, -bee-, zee-nuh-]

noun

a chemical or substance that is foreign to an organism or biological system.

Origin of xenobiotic

First recorded in 1915–20; xeno- + biotic
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xenobiotic in Medicine

xenobiotic

[zĕn′ə-bī-ŏtĭk, zē′nə-]

adj.

Foreign to the body or to living organisms. Used of chemical compounds.

n.

A xenobiotic chemical.
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