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autotoxin

[aw-tuh-tok-sin] /ˌɔ təˈtɒk sɪn/
noun, Pathology
1.
a toxin or poisonous chemical formed within the body and acting against it.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; auto-1 + toxin
Related forms
autotoxic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for autotoxic

autotoxin

/ˌɔːtəˈtɒksɪn/
noun
1.
any poison or toxin formed in the organism upon which it acts See autointoxication
Derived Forms
autotoxic, adjective
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autotoxic in Medicine

autotoxin au·to·tox·in (ô'tō-tŏk'sĭn)
n.
A poison that acts on the organism in which it is generated.


au'to·tox'ic adj.
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