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exotoxin meaning

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WExotoxin
  • An exotoxin is a toxin secreted by bacteria. An exotoxin can cause damage to the host by destroying cells or disrupting normal cellular metabolism. They are highly potent and can cause major damage to the host.
  • They may exert their effect locally or produce systemic effects.
  • Exotoxins are susceptible to antibodies produced by the immune system, but many exotoxins are so toxic that they may be fatal to the host before the immune system has a chance to mount defenses against them.
exotoxin
exotoxin
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
    Related Links:
    1. fr exotoxine
    2. en exotoxins
    3. fr exotoxines
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    Meaning of exotoxin for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "exotoxin" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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