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Definition of "endotoxin" [endotoxin]

  • A toxin produced by certain bacteria and released upon destruction of the bacterial cell. (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 "endotoxin" in a sentence
  • "We only go to sleep when a substance called endotoxin LPS is exuded over the course of the day by these friendly bacteria in our guts."
  • "The zoo is filled with a particular type of antigen called endotoxin, which will actually help your child build up her immunity army."
  • "Instead, there were high levels of a toxic bacterial compound called endotoxin, probably related to repair work done on the pipes a few weeks earlier."
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