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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enterotoxin mean? 

  The noun ENTEROTOXIN has 1 sense:

1. a cytotoxin specific for the cells of the intestinal mucosa

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

 Dictionary entry details 


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A cytotoxin specific for the cells of the intestinal mucosa

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Nouns denoting substances

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

cytotoxin (any substance that has a toxic effect on cells)

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

staphylococcal enterotoxin (a soluble exotoxin produced by some strains of staphylococcus; a cause of food poisoning)

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