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- n. Any of a group of toxins, found in some microorganisms of genus Shigella and Escherichia, that can cause acute renal failure
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Karmali MA, Mascarenhas M, Shen S, Ziebell K, Johnson S, et al. (2003) Association of genomic O island 122 of Escherichia coli EDL 933 with verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli seropathotypes that are linked to epidemic and/or serious disease.
'' Escherichia coli O157 '' is a "verocytotoxin-producing serogroup belonging to the O subfamily of Escherichia coli which has been shown to cause severe food-borne disease.