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Meaning of ANTITOXIN

Pronunciation:  `anti'tâksin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin
 

ANTITOXIN is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: antibody, antivenene, antivenin, tetanus antitoxin

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An`ti*tox"in\, Antitoxine \An`ti*tox"ine\, n. [Pref.
anti- + toxin.]
A substance (sometimes the product of a specific
micro-organism and sometimes naturally present in the blood
or tissues of an animal), capable of producing immunity from
certain diseases, or of counteracting the poisonous effects
of pathogenic bacteria.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An antibody that specifically interacts with and neutralizes a toxin.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agglutinin, allergen, anaphylactin, antiantibody, antibody, antigen, antiserum, antitoxic serum, antivenin, bang, booster, booster shot, fix, hit, hypodermic, hypodermic injection, incomplete antibody, injection, inoculation, interferon, jet injection, mainlining, narcotic injection, precipitin, Rh factor, serum, shooting up, shot, skin-popping, vaccination, vaccine
 

 

 

 

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