Definition of xenobiotic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌzɛnə(ʊ)bʌɪˈɒtɪk/


Relating to or denoting a substance, typically a synthetic chemical, that is foreign to the body or to an ecological system: xenobiotic synthesis
More example sentences
  • One of the effects of flavonoids is the ability to modulate xenobiotic metabolism.
  • One of the important functions of macrophages is to scavenge xenobiotic substances.
  • With this in mind, the inactivation of mycotoxins in the body should parallel aspects of xenobiotic detoxification.


(usually xenobiotics)
A xenobiotic substance.
Example sentences
  • The upper part, in contact with the air, can be treated with xenobiotics via a donor chamber.
  • Metabolism of xenobiotics plays an important role in chemical carcinogenesis.
  • Individual variation exists in absorption, metabolism, and excretion rates of xenobiotics.
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