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Definition of "cytotoxin" [cytotoxin]

  • A substance having a specific toxic effect on certain cells. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cytotoxin" in a sentence
  • "These results suggest that combining NMDAR antagonist ketamine with an astrocytic inhibitor or cytotoxin, which is suitable for clinical use once synthesized, might be a potential strategy for clinical management of neuropathic pain."
  • "GenSpera's has combined a plant-derived cytotoxin with a delivery system that releases the drug only within the tumor."
  • "It is thought that certain strains of H. pylori (especially east-Asian cytotoxin-associated gene [cagA] - positive strains) might carry an increased risk of developing gastric cancer, but currently identified cagA genotypes in the Asia-Pacific are not associated with cancer."