Definition of autointoxication in English:

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autointoxication

Pronunciation: /ˌôdōənˌtäksəˈkāSH(ə)n/

noun

Medicine
Poisoning by a toxin formed within the body itself.
Example sentences
  • If the liver is overworked or not functioning properly, it can't convert toxins into waste matter for elimination, and you can end up literally poisoning yourself - a process called autointoxication.
  • It is a simple chemical, and a viable hypothesis is that autointoxication by similar molecules may cause sporadic diseases.
  • Not the least intimidating of the cures for autointoxication was surgery, colectomy to be precise.

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Syllabification: au·to·in·tox·i·ca·tion

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