Definition of endotoxin in English:

endotoxin

noun

Microbiology
  • A toxin present inside a bacterial cell that is released when it disintegrates.

    Compare with exotoxin
    • ‘The interaction between allergens and some indoor bacterial endotoxins is a current conundrum of our immunological knowledge, therefore these results indicate that more research is needed in this area.’
    • ‘Once they get inside the human body, they begin producing an endotoxin.’
    • ‘This only is effective, however, if the entire surface area of the product has been cleaned properly and no bacterial endotoxins remain because the sterilization process cannot inactivate toxins.’
    • ‘It is a bacterial product containing both endotoxins and spores which are active on a variety of insects.’
    • ‘One of those suspected factors is bacterial endotoxins because they are present in oral and nasal cavities and air pollutants.’

Pronunciation:

endotoxin

/ˈɛndəʊˌtɒksɪn/