Definition of toxigenic in English:

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toxigenic

Pronunciation: /ˌtäksiˈjenik/

adjective

(Especially of a bacterium) producing a toxin or toxic effect.
Example sentences
  • In addition, toxigenic bacteria that have been implicated in sudden infant death syndrome do reside in used infant mattresses.
  • Undiluted and diluted cell free filtrates of isolates and known toxigenic and non-toxigenic bacteria were added to Vero cell monolayer in microtitre plates.
  • They say that the increased risk might be associated with toxigenic species of bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, which grow well in body fluids that contaminate mattresses.

Derivatives

toxigenicity

Pronunciation: /-jəˈnisitē/
noun
Example sentences
  • A species does not necessarily need to have both high invasiveness and high toxigenicity to be rated highly virulent.
  • Molecular methods for the determination of toxigenicity are being developed.
  • The most common in vitro assay for toxigenicity is the Elek immunodiffusion test.

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Syllabification: tox·i·gen·ic

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