Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A toxin produced by certain bacteria and released upon destruction of the bacterial cell.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A toxic substance set free during the process of bacteriolysis by means of immune sera against which the animal body does not appear to be capable of producing an antitoxin. These specific toxins are only liberated after or during the destruction of the microorganism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any toxin secreted by a microorganism and released into the surrounding environment only when it dies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a toxin that is confined inside the microorganisms and is released only when the microorganisms are broken down or die

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Examples

  • 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.

    T.S. Wiley: Can Sleep Loss Destroy Your Immune System?

  • The zoo is filled with a particular type of antigen called endotoxin, which will actually help your child build up her immunity army.

    You Raising Your Child

  • The zoo is filled with a particular type of antigen called endotoxin, which will actually help your child build up her immunity army.

    You Raising Your Child

  • 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.

    T.S. Wiley: Can Sleep Loss Destroy Your Immune System?

  • The zoo is filled with a particular type of antigen called endotoxin, which will actually help your child build up her immunity army.

    You Raising Your Child

  • The zoo is filled with a particular type of antigen called endotoxin, which will actually help your child build up her immunity army.

    You Raising Your Child

  • 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.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • 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.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • 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.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • 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.

    Newswise: Latest News

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