A substance often this product of a particular small system and often naturally within the blood or tissues of an animal effective at creating immunity from certain conditions or of counteracting the toxic aftereffects of pathogenic micro-organisms
- an antibody that can counteract a particular toxin
- Alt. of Antitoxine
An antibody produced in reaction to and with the capacity of neutralizing a specific biologic toxin such as those that cause diphtheria, gasoline gangrene, or tetanus. Antitoxins are employed prophylactically and therapeutically.
"substance neutralizing poisons," 1892, from anti- + toxin. Coined in 1890 by German bacteriologist Emil von Behring (1854-1917). Antitoxic in this sense is from 1860.
a kind of antiserum which has antibodies against specific poisons.
(n.) Alt. of Antitoxine
The probable explanation is that an antitoxin is developed within them.