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Shiga toxin

Syllabification: Shi·ga tox·in
Pronunciation: /ˈSHēɡə ˌtäksən/

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Definition of Shiga toxin in English:


A toxin produced by the bacterium Shigella dysenteriae, or a similar one produced by E. coli, causing dysentery in humans: during infection there are changes of cytokine levels that can be ascribed to an effect of Shiga toxin on different cell types


early 20th century: from the name of Shigella dysenteriae (see also shigella).

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