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Dictionary entry overview: What does cytotoxin mean?
• CYTOTOXIN (noun)
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
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Any substance that has a toxic effect on cells
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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