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 (zĕn′ə-bī-ŏt′ĭk, zē′nə-)
Not a natural component of a particular organism or biological system. Used of chemical compounds.
A xenobiotic chemical, such as a pesticide.


(Chemistry) a chemical foreign to or not produced by an organism
(Chemistry) pertaining to a chemical compound foreign to or not produced by an organism


(ˌzɛn ə baɪˈɒt ɪk, -bi-, ˌzi nə-)

a chemical or substance that is foreign to an organism or biological system.
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Increasing evidence indicates that, in addition to the well-known xenobiotic metabolism genes in cytochrome P450, family 1 (Cyp1), there are other AHR transcriptional targets, including genes involved in cell-cycle regulation and morphogenetic processes, that may play a vital function during embryonic development (Sartor et al.
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Given the observed changes in ecdysteroid receptor, arginine kinase, and CYP45 expression, further investigations of the association, if any, between molting, muscular function and xenobiotic metabolism and ESD are warranted.
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However, little is known about the genotoxicity of pesticides in people with various genetic polymorphisms of human xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes coding genes.