antitoxin

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an·ti·tox·in / ˌantēˈtäksin/ • n. Physiol. an antibody that counteracts a toxin.DERIVATIVES: an·ti·tox·ic / -sik/ adj.

antitoxin

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antitoxin Antibody produced by the body in response to a toxin. It is specific in action and neutralizes the toxin. Antitoxin sera are used to treat and prevent bacterial diseases such as tetanus and diphtheria.

antitoxin

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antitoxin An antibody that neutralizes or inactivates a specific toxin (forming an antigen).
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antitoxin

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antitoxin An antibody that neutralizes or inactivates a specific toxin (forming an antigen).

antitoxin

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antitoxin An antibody produced in response to a bacterial toxin.

antitoxin

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antitoxin (anti-toks-in) n. an antibody produced by the body to counteract a toxin formed by invading bacteria or from any other source.