Definition of toxigenic in English:

toxigenic

Line breaks: toxi|gen¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌtɒksɪˈdʒɛnɪk
 
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adjective

  • (Especially of a bacterium) producing a toxin or toxic effect: a toxigenic strain of E. coli
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    • 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

noun
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  • 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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