exotoxin

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ex·o·tox·in

 (ĕk′sō-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
A poisonous substance secreted by a microorganism and released into the medium in which it grows.

exotoxin

(ˌɛksəʊˈtɒksɪn)
n
(Microbiology) a toxin produced by a microorganism and secreted into the surrounding medium
ˌexoˈtoxic adj

ex•o•tox•in

(ˌɛk soʊˈtɒk sɪn)

n.
a soluble toxin excreted by a microorganism.
[1915–20]
ex`o•tox′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Translations

ex·o·tox·in

n. exotoxina, veneno excretado por una bacteria, organismo vivo, contraria a la endotoxina, no liberada hasta que el organismo bacteria muere.
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Such pathogenicity is associated with the lethal extracellular toxin which has defined as enzyme activity as collagenas, hyalauronidase and deoxyribonuclease [1].
The interesting point about this strain was the fact that it produced an extracellular toxin (WO7) despite the absence of ctx, zot, and ace genes from its genome.
Consequently, it appears vital that the intra-and extracellular toxin concentrations as well as the TOC are known before raw water is treated with [O.

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