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Exotoxin

Exotoxin
(Science: protein) toxin released from gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria as opposed to endotoxins that form part of the cell wall.
Examples are cholera, pertussis and diphtheria toxins. Usually specific and highly toxic.


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