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tox-

1.
variant of toxo- before a vowel:
toxemia.

tox.

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  • Miss tox struck her delicate hands together lightly, in triumph; and added, casting up her eyes, 'eloquence indeed!'

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • The more Miss tox drew him out, the finer he came—like wire.

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • Miss tox made a graceful bend as she spoke, in favour of Mr Dombey, which that gentleman graciously acknowledged.

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • Miss tox stopped clipping; and with her head among the plants, listened attentively.

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • Miss tox's dress, though perfectly genteel and good, had a certain character of angularity and scantiness.

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • Miss tox directed an imploring, helpless kind of look towards her friend, and put her handkerchief before her face.

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • Miss tox is not infrequently of the family party, and is quite devoted to it, and a great favourite.

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • No wife could be too handsome or too stately for him, according to Miss tox's sincere opinion.

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • Miss tox's eyes are red, and her pocket-handkerchief is damp.

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for tox

tox-

prefix
1.
combining form. indicating poison: toxalbumin
Word Origin
from Latin toxicum

tox.

abbreviation
1.
toxicology
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tox in Medicine

tox- pref.
Variant of toxi-.

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