toxin-antitoxin

toxin-antitoxin n a mixture of toxin and antitoxin used esp. formerly in immunizing against a disease (as diphtheria) for which they are specific

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(TA) tox·in-an·ti·tox·in (TA) (tok″sin-anґtĭ-tok″sin) a nearly neutral mixture of diphtheria toxin with its antitoxin; formerly used for immunization against diphtheria.

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  • toxin-antitoxin — /tok sin an ti tok sin, an tee , an ti tok sin, an tee /, n. Immunol. a mixture of toxin and antitoxin, formerly used to induce active immunity against certain diseases, esp. diphtheria. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

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  • antitoxin — [an΄titäks′in] n. 1. a circulating antibody formed by the body, as active immunity, to act against a specific toxin 2. a sterile solution containing an antitoxin: it is taken from the blood serum of an immunized animal or person and injected into …   English World dictionary

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