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cytotoxin

Syllabification: cy·to·tox·in
Pronunciation: /ˌsīdəˈtäksən
 
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Definition of cytotoxin in English:

noun

A substance toxic to cells.
Example sentences
  • Apoptosis can be induced by immune cells and cytotoxins, and by changes in homeostatic signals.
  • If cytotoxins have no ‘accomplice’ in the cell interior, chemotherapy is usually destined to fail - chemoresistance is the result.
  • One cell line responded to genotoxins and the other cell line responded to cytotoxins.

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