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aggressin

Pronunciation: ă-gres′in

Definition: Obsolete term for a substance of microbial origin postulated to inhibit the resistance mechanisms of the host.

[L. agressor, an assailant, fr. ad-gredio, pp. -gressus, to attack]

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