xenobiotic[zen′ō bī ät′ik, zē′nō-]
designating or of a chemical substance that is foreign, and usually harmful, to living organisms
Origin of xenobioticxeno- (sense ) + biotic
such a substance
Not a natural component of a particular organism or biological system. Used of chemical compounds.
A xenobiotic chemical, such as a pesticide.
(comparative more xenobiotic, superlative most xenobiotic)
- (biology) Any foreign compound not produced by an organism's metabolism