Antitoxin Definition

ăntē-tŏksĭn, ăntī-
anti-toxin, antitoxins
noun
A circulating antibody formed by the body, as active immunity, to act against a specific toxin.
Webster's New World
A sterile solution containing an antitoxin: it is taken from the blood serum of an immunized animal or person and injected into a person to prevent a specific disease, as tetanus or diphtheria, by creating a passive immunity.
Webster's New World
An antibody formed in response to and capable of neutralizing a specific toxin of biological origin.
American Heritage Medicine
An animal or human serum containing antitoxins. It is used in medicine to prevent or treat diseases caused by the action of biological toxins, such as tetanus, botulism, and diphtheria.
American Heritage Medicine

An antibody that is capable of neutralising specific toxins that are causative agents of disease.

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An antibody formed in response to and capable of neutralizing a specific toxin of biological origin.
American Heritage Science
An animal or human serum containing antitoxins, used to prevent or treat diseases caused by biological toxins, such as tetanus, botulism, and diphtheria.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Antitoxin

Noun

Singular:
antitoxin
Plural:
antitoxins

Origin of Antitoxin

  • From anti- + toxin

    From Wiktionary

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