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antitoxin Syllabification: an·ti·tox·in
Pronunciation: /ˌan(t)ēˈtäksən/

Definition of antitoxin in English:


An antibody that counteracts a toxin.
Example sentences
  • Human science employs somewhat similar procedures to produce what are called antitoxins, protein antibodies, to certain microorganisms.
  • Some antibodies are antitoxins, which directly neutralize any toxins secreted by the antigens.
  • For example, antitoxins, like tetanus antitoxin, are made by injecting horses with a small amount of the toxin so that the animal produces the antibodies.


Pronunciation: /ˈˌanˌtīˈtäksik/ /ˈˌan(t)ēˈtäksik/ /ˈˌan(t)əˈtäksik/
Example sentences
  • It is a very important folk medicine in Taiwan, and is reported to have antineoplastic, antitoxic and immunoenhancing properties, as well as for treating malignancies.
  • The pharmacological or biochemical mechanism of this antitoxic action has not yet been proved.
  • It is also highly potent as an antitoxic agent in exogenous poisoning, organic and inorganic.
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