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- Of or pertaining to xenobiosis.
- (biology) Relating to a substance foreign to the body or ecological system.
of or pertaining to xenobiosis
relating to a foreign substance
xenobiotic (plural xenobiotics)
- (biology) Any foreign compound not produced by an organism's metabolism.
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- This enzyme is characteristic of harmful bacteria species, and it has deconjugative properties that support the transformation of xenobiotics into more toxic substances.