Definition of endotoxin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛndəʊˌtɒksɪn/


A toxin present inside a bacterial cell that is released when it disintegrates. Compare with exotoxin.
Example sentences
  • One of those suspected factors is bacterial endotoxins because they are present in oral and nasal cavities and air pollutants.
  • This only is effective, however, if the entire surface area of the product has been cleaned properly and no bacterial endotoxins remain because the sterilization process cannot inactivate toxins.
  • It is a bacterial product containing both endotoxins and spores which are active on a variety of insects.

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