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cytotoxin

Pronunciation: si'to-tok'sin

Definition: A specific substance, which may or may not be an antibody, that inhibits or prevents the functions of cells, causes destruction of cells, or both.

[cyto- + G. toxikon, poison]

See Also: perforin

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