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counteracting influences.
of or serving as an .
Historical Examples

An antitoxic serum has been prepared at the Koch Institute in Berlin.
Food Poisoning Edwin Oakes Jordan

In other words, it is thought to have an “antitoxic” action.
Vitality Supreme Bernarr Macfadden

The antitoxic property is developed in a susceptible animal by successive and gradually increasing doses of the toxin.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various

The term “antitoxic” signifies that serum has the power of antitoxic serum.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various

Thus antimicrobian immunity and antitoxic immunity constitute in most cases two distinct properties.
Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916 Olga Metchnikoff

Hence the immunity may be antibacterial or antitoxic or both.
The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey

As to antitoxic immunity, it is very probably due to the intracellular digestion of toxins by the different macrophages.
Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916 Olga Metchnikoff

He is antitoxic; he is a literary germicide of peculiar power.
The Last Harvest John Burroughs

The antitoxic theory suffers from the fact that the toxic origin of scurvy cannot be established.
Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess

The immunity produced by injections of antitoxic sera lasts only for a comparatively short time, seldom longer than a few weeks.
Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

1860 (n.); 1862 (adj.), from anti- + toxic.

antitoxic an·ti·tox·ic (ān’tē-tŏk’sĭk)

Neutralizing the action of a toxin or poison.

Of, relating to, or containing an antitoxin.


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