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cytotoxic Syllabification: cy·to·tox·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌsīdəˈtäksik/

Definition of cytotoxic in English:


Toxic to living cells.
Example sentences
  • 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/
Example sentences
  • 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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