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A poisonous substance secreted by a microorganism and released into the medium in which it grows.
(Microbiology) a toxin produced by a microorganism and secreted into the surrounding medium
ex•o•tox•in(ˌɛk soʊˈtɒk sɪn)
a soluble toxin excreted by a microorganism.
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|Noun||1.||exotoxin - a toxin that is secreted by microorganisms into the surrounding medium|
toxin - a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species
endotoxin - a toxin that is confined inside the microorganisms and is released only when the microorganisms are broken down or die
n. exotoxina, veneno excretado por una bacteria, organismo vivo, contraria a la endotoxina, no liberada hasta que el organismo bacteria muere.