Definition of toxic shock syndrome noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


toxic shock syndrome

BrE BrE//ˌtɒksɪk ˈʃɒk sɪndrəʊm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtɑːksɪk ˈʃɑːk sɪndroʊm//
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a serious illness in women caused by harmful bacteria in the vagina, connected with the use of tampons
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: toxic shock syndrome