antitoxin: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (an"ti-tok'sin, an"tē-), [key]
— n.
  1. a substance, formed in the body, that counteracts a specific toxin.
  2. the antibody formed in immunization with a given toxin, used in treating certain infectious diseases or in immunizing against them.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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