autotoxin

autotoxin

[aw-tuh-tok-sin]
noun Pathology.
a toxin or poisonous chemical formed within the body and acting against it.

Origin:
1890–95; auto-1 + toxin

autotoxic, adjective
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autotoxin (ˌɔːtəˈtɒksɪn)
 
n
See autointoxication any poison or toxin formed in the organism upon which it acts
 
auto'toxic
 
adj

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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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