staphylotoxin


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staph·y·lo·tox·in

(staf'i-lō-tok'sin),
The toxin elaborated by any species of Staphylococcus.
See also: staphylohemolysin.
[staphylo- + G. toxikon, poison]

staph·y·lo·tox·in

(staf'i-lō-tok'sin)
The toxin elaborated by any species of Staphylococcus.
[staphylo- + G. toxikon, poison]

staphylotoxin

(stăf″ĭ-lō-tŏk′sĭn) [Gr. staphyle, a bunch of grapes, + toxikon, poison]
A toxin elaborated by one of the staphylococci, esp. S. aureus. Among some of the toxins produced are an enterotoxin, a cause of food poisoning, and exotoxins, including a hemotoxin that lyses red blood cells, a dermonecrotic toxin, toxic shock syndrome toxin-1, and leukocidins.