exotoxic

exotoxin

[ek-soh-tok-sin]
noun Biochemistry.
a soluble toxin excreted by a microorganism.
Compare endotoxin.


Origin:
1915–20; exo- + toxin

exotoxic, adjective
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exotoxin (ˌɛksəʊˈtɒksɪn)
 
n
a toxin produced by a microorganism and secreted into the surrounding medium
 
exo'toxic
 
adj

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exotoxic ex·o·tox·ic (ěk'sō-tŏk'sĭk)
adj.

  1. Relating to an exotoxin.

  2. Relating to the introduction of an exogenous poison or toxin.

exotoxin ex·o·tox·in (ěk'sō-tŏk'sĭn)
n.
A toxin secreted by a microorganism and released into the environment in which it grows. Also called extracellular toxin.

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