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Of, relating to, or producing a toxic effect on cells.

cy′to·tox·ic′i·ty (-tŏk-sĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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(ˌsaɪ toʊ tɒkˈsɪs ɪ ti)

cell destruction caused by a cytotoxin.
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Noun1.cytotoxicity - the degree to which something is toxic to living cells
toxicity - the degree to which something is poisonous
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n. citotoxicidad, la capacidad de un agente de destruir ciertas células.
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