Definition of cytotoxic in English:


Syllabification: cy·to·tox·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌsītəˈtäksik


  • Toxic to living cells.
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    • The fibrils formed by the hexapeptide were also cytotoxic toward the pancreatic cell line.
    • Earlier studies indicated that the fibrils themselves were the cytotoxic form of amyloid peptides.
    • Vitamin C is directly cytotoxic to certain cancer cell lines in vitro.



Pronunciation: /-täkˈsisətē/
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  • In vitro, these peptides inhibited cytotoxicity and differentiation of cytotoxic T cells.
  • It has been suggested that sequestration of bile acids by intracellular bile acid binding proteins may also protect cells from bile acid cytotoxicity.
  • The initial photooxidative injury triggers a number of responses, including direct cytotoxicity within the tumor microenvironment.

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