Definition of enterotoxin in English:

enterotoxin

noun

Medicine
  • A toxin produced in or affecting the intestines, such as those causing food poisoning or cholera.

    • ‘Watery secretory diarrhea is a sign of bacterial enterotoxins and viruses.’
    • ‘The bacteria-produced enterotoxin interacts with intestinal cells to spur diarrhea.’
    • ‘E. coli, the gut organism that produces a special poison called enterotoxin, is the commonest cause.’
    • ‘It has been demonstrated that this pathogen produces different enterotoxins and different strains may cause disease by different mechanisms.’
    • ‘Secretory diarrhoea is a common disorder in developing countries, where pathogens that produce enterotoxin such as enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli are endemic.’

Pronunciation:

enterotoxin

/ˌɛntərəʊˈtɒksɪn/