Definition of "xenobiotic" [xenobiotic]

  • Foreign to the body or to living organisms. Used of chemical compounds. (adjective)
  • A xenobiotic chemical, such as a pesticide. (noun)

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Use "xenobiotic" in a sentence
  • "Bacteria respond to a xenobiotic by recruiting exogenous genes to establish a pathway to degrade the xenobiotic, which is necessary for their adaptation and survival."
  • "Epub ahead of print "Biological definition of multiple chemical sensitivity from redox state and cytokine profiling and not from polymorphisms of xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes.""
  • "[Epub ahead of print] "Biological definition of multiple chemical sensitivity from redox state and cytokine profiling and not from polymorphisms of xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes.""