streptococcus erythrogenic toxin

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streptococcus erythrogenic toxin n.
A culture filtrate of the endotoxin that is produced by strains of beta-hemolytic streptococci and that produces an erythematous reaction at inoculation sites on the skin of susceptible persons. Also called Dick test toxin, erythrogenic toxin.

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