toxin-antitoxin


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toxin-antitoxin

(tŏk′sĭn-ăn′tĭ-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
A mixture of a toxin and its antitoxin with a slight excess of toxin, formerly used as a vaccine.
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toxin-antitoxin

(tŏk′sĭn ăn′tē-tŏk″sĭn),

T.A.T.

An infrequently used mixture of a toxin and an antibody that blocks its effects. It was formerly used in some vaccine formulations.
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