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Meaning of ANTITOXIN

Pronunciation:  `anti'tâksin

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin

ANTITOXIN is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: antibody, antivenene, antivenin, tetanus antitoxin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An`ti*tox"in\, Antitoxine \An`ti*tox"ine\, n. [Pref.
anti- + toxin.]
A substance (sometimes the product of a specific
micro-organism and sometimes naturally present in the blood
or tissues of an animal), capable of producing immunity from
certain diseases, or of counteracting the poisonous effects
of pathogenic bacteria.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An antibody that specifically interacts with and neutralizes a toxin.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: agglutinin, allergen, anaphylactin, antiantibody, antibody, antigen, antiserum, antitoxic serum, antivenin, bang, booster, booster shot, fix, hit, hypodermic, hypodermic injection, incomplete antibody, injection, inoculation, interferon, jet injection, mainlining, narcotic injection, precipitin, Rh factor, serum, shooting up, shot, skin-popping, vaccination, vaccine