Meaning of endotoxin

en•do•tox•in

Pronunciation: (en"dō-tok'sin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. the toxic protoplasm liberated when a microorganism dies and disintegrates, as in Eberthella typhi, the causative agent of typhoid fever. Cf. exotoxin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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