Definition of cytotoxicity in US English:

cytotoxicity

noun

  • See cytotoxic

    • ‘The initial photooxidative injury triggers a number of responses, including direct cytotoxicity within the tumor microenvironment.’
    • ‘We attributed the reduced cytotoxicity at higher repetition rates to the contribution of the oxygen-independent mechanism.’
    • ‘Thus it appears that PHP-mediated cytotoxicity proceeds through both membrane and mitochondrial photosensitization.’
    • ‘In vitro, these peptides inhibited cytotoxicity and differentiation of cytotoxic T cells.’
    • ‘It has been suggested that sequestration of bile acids by intracellular bile acid binding proteins may also protect cells from bile acid cytotoxicity.’

Pronunciation

cytotoxicity

/-täkˈsisətē/