Meaning of “antitoxin” in the English Dictionary

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"antitoxin" in British English

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antitoxinnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌæn.tiˈtɒk.sɪn/ us /ˌæn.t̬iˈtɑːk.sɪn/ specialized


  • Prophylactic injection of tetanus antitoxin may be indicated.
  • The fatigue toxin in normal quantities is said to be counteracted by an antidote or antitoxin, also generated in the body.
  • The gangrene antitoxin is injected to prevent the development of gangrene poisoning.
  • The method may be considered as in accord with the modern theory that the bile of many animals contains strong antitoxins.
  • When this antitoxin is injected into the blood, it will cure diphtheria.

(Definition of “antitoxin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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