anti toxin

antitoxin

[an-ti-tok-sin, an-tee-]
noun
1.
a substance, formed in the body, that counteracts a specific toxin.
2.
the antibody formed in immunization with a given toxin, used in treating certain infectious diseases or in immunizing against them.

Origin:
1890–95; anti- + toxin

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antitoxin (ˌæntɪˈtɒksɪn)
 
n
1.  an antibody that neutralizes a toxin
2.  blood serum that contains a specific antibody
 
anti'toxic
 
adj

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antitoxin
"substance neutralizing poisons," 1892 (antitoxic is from 1890), from anti- + toxin. Coined in 1890 by Ger. bacteriologist Emil von Behring (1854-1917).
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antitoxin an·ti·tox·in (ān'tē-tŏk'sĭn)
n.

  1. An antibody formed in response to and capable of neutralizing a specific biological toxin.

  2. Serum containing antitoxins that is used to prevent or treat diseases caused by biological toxins, such as tetanus and diphtheria.

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antitoxin   (ān'tē-tŏk'sĭn, ān'tī-)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. An antibody formed in response to and capable of neutralizing a specific toxin of biological origin. Compare toxin.

  2. An animal or human serum containing antitoxins, used to prevent or treat diseases caused by biological toxins, such as tetanus, botulism, and diphtheria.


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