anatoxin

Definitions of anatoxin
  1. noun
    a bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin
    synonyms: toxoid
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    type of:
    bacterial toxin
    any endotoxin or exotoxin formed in or elaborated by bacterial cells
    antigen
    any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
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