enterotoxin

[en-tuh-roh-tok-sin]
noun Pathology.
a toxic substance produced by certain bacteria that on ingestion causes violent vomiting and diarrhea.

Origin:
1935–40; entero- + toxin

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enterotoxin en·ter·o·tox·in (ěn'tə-rō-tŏk'sĭn)
n.
A cytotoxin produced by bacteria that is specific for the mucous membrane of the intestine and causes the vomiting and diarrhea associated with food poisoning.

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