Definition of autotoxin in English:



  • A substance produced by an organism that is toxic to the organism itself.

    ‘Remember the early Illinois data where the autotoxin was accumulating in the soil and reducing productivity.’
    • ‘Damaged plants, even if they survive, never produce as well as plants not affected by autotoxins.’
    • ‘It seems to destroy the autotoxins and overcome the nervous inactivity.’
    • ‘These unwanted signs of lowered productivity were observed, let us say prior to 1950, but were not judged to be associated with autotoxins.’
    • ‘In addition, Echinacea addresses septic conditions and autotoxins that can develop during cancerous, pre-cancerous and other chronic conditions that impair the body's ability to react and regulate properly.’



/ˈôdōˌtäksən/ /ˈɔdoʊˌtɑksən/