noun Date: 1902 a substance (as a toxin or antibody) having a toxic effect on cells

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  • cytotoxin — n. type of toxin which is poisonous to cells …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cytotoxin — cy·to·toxin …   English syllables

  • cytotoxin — cy•to•tox•in [[t]ˌsaɪ təˈtɒk sɪn[/t]] n. imu pha a substance that has a toxic effect on certain cells • Etymology: 1900–05 cy to•tox′ic, adj. cy to•tox•ic′i•ty tɒkˈsɪs ɪ ti n …   From formal English to slang

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