Definition of exotoxin in English:
A toxin released by a living bacterial cell into its surroundings. Compare with endotoxin.
- Pollitt's landmark work has shown that a bacterial exotoxin - Streptococcus bovis - has the capability to cause lamellar separation at the basement membrane of laminae of the foot.
- A particularly useful subject for studies with polymers has been the bacterial exotoxin [alpha] hemolysin, which forms large pores in lipid bilayers.
- The integrity of the gastrointestinal system is vital to preventing formation and release of exotoxins into systemic circulation.
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