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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pyogenes virulence factors was regulated in response to environmental signals, such as streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin B (SPE B), streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin F (SPE F), streptococcal inhibitor of complement (Sic), endo-[beta]-N-acetylglucosaminidase (EndoS), [alpha]-amylase, and mitogenic factor 3 (Mf3) (Nakamura et al.
Presence of streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin A mid C genes in human isolates of group G streptococci.
Streptococcal mitogenic exotoxin (SME) Z-1 and streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin (SPE)-J were identified in one patient with peritonitis who recovered after 2 weeks in intensive care.

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