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{n: anatoxin, toxoid} a bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin
"diphtheria toxoid"



{n: animal toxin, zootoxin} a toxin resembling bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties that is found in the fluids of certain animals

{n: bacterial toxin} any endotoxin or exotoxin formed in or elaborated by bacterial cells

{n: botulin, botulinus toxin, botulismotoxin} potent bacterial toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism; can be used as a bioweapon

{n: epsilon toxin, Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin} a bacterial toxin produced by clostridium perfringens; causes intense abdominal cramps and diarrhea that begins 8-22 hours after consumption of foods containing large numbers of these bacteria

{n: plant toxin, phytotoxin} any substance produced by plants that is similar in its properties to extracellular bacterial toxin


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