bacterial toxin


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bac·te·ri·al tox·in

any intracellular or extracellular toxin formed in or elaborated by bacterial cells.

bacterial toxin

Etymology: Gk, bakterion, small staff, toxikon, poison
any poisonous substance produced by a bacterium. Kinds of bacterial toxins include endotoxins and exotoxins.

bac·te·ri·al tox·in

(bak-tērē-ăl toksin)
Any intracellular or extracellular toxin formed in or elaborated by bacterial cells.

bacterial toxin,

n any poisonous substance produced by a bacterium. Two general types are common: those formed within the cell (endotoxins) and those formed within the cell and excreted (exotoxins).
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