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tox·oid

 (tŏk′soid′)
n.
A substance that has been treated to destroy its toxic properties but retains the capacity to stimulate production of antitoxins, used in immunization.

toxoid

(ˈtɒksɔɪd)
n
(Medicine) a toxin that has been treated to reduce its toxicity and is used in immunization to stimulate production of antitoxins

tox•oid

(ˈtɒk sɔɪd)
n.
a bacterial toxin rendered harmless by chemicals and used for inducing immunity.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toxoid - a bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin; "diphtheria toxoid"
bacterial toxin - any endotoxin or exotoxin formed in or elaborated by bacterial cells
antigen - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
Translations

tox·oid

n. toxoide, toxina desprovista de toxicidad que al introducirse en el organismo causa la formación de anticuerpos;
a. toxoide, de naturaleza tóxica o venenosa;
diphtheria ______ diftérico;
tetanus ______ tetánico.

toxoid

n toxoide m; diphtheria — toxoide diftérico; tetanus — toxoide tetánico
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