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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cytotoxin mean? 

  The noun CYTOTOXIN has 1 sense:

1. any substance that has a toxic effect on cells

  Familiarity information: CYTOTOXIN used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1cytotoxin [BACK TO TOP]


Any substance that has a toxic effect on cells

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("cytotoxin" is a kind of...):

toxin (a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cytotoxin"):

enterotoxin (a cytotoxin specific for the cells of the intestinal mucosa)

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