exotoxin (eks-oh-toks-in) n. a highly potent poison, often harmful to only a limited range of tissues, that is produced by a bacterial cell and secreted into its surrounding medium. Exotoxins are produced by the bacteria causing botulism, diphtheria, and tetanus. Compare endotoxin.
More From encyclopedia.com
Neurohormone , neurohormone Any hormone that is produced not by an endocrine gland but by a specialized nerve cell and is secreted from nerve endings into the blood… Acinus , ac·i·nus / ˈasənəs/ • n. (pl. -ni / -ˌnī/ ) Anat. 1. a small saclike cavity in a gland, surrounded by secretory cells. 2. a region of the lung suppli… Extracellular Matrix , Extracellular matrix The extracellular matrix is a meshwork of proteins and carbohydrates that binds cells together or divides one tissue from anothe… necrosis , necrosis •glacis, Onassis •abscess •anaphylaxis, axis, praxis, taxis •Chalcis • Jancis • synapsis • catharsis •Frances, Francis •thesis • Alexis • am… Parenchyma , parenchyma 1. A plant tissue consisting of roughly spherical relatively undifferentiated cells, frequently with air spaces between them. The cortex a… Cork Cambium , Skip to main content cork cambium cork cambium (phellogen) A type of cambium arising within the outer layers of the stems of woody plants, usually as…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like