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toxicology

[tok-si-kol-uh-jee] /ˌtɒk sɪˈkɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the science dealing with the effects, antidotes, detection, etc., of poisons.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; toxico- + -logy
Related forms
toxicological
[tok-si-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌtɒk sɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
toxicologic, adjective
toxicologically, adverb
toxicologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for toxic-ology

toxicology

/ˌtɒksɪˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of science concerned with poisons, their nature, effects, and antidotes
Derived Forms
toxicological (ˌtɒksɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), toxicologic, adjective
toxicologically, adverb
toxicologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for toxic-ology

toxicology

1839, from French toxicologie (1812), from comb. form of Greek toxikon "arrow poison" (see toxic) + -logia (see -logy).

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toxic-ology in Medicine

toxicology tox·i·col·o·gy (tŏk'sĭ-kŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The study of the nature, effects, and detection of poisons and the treatment of poisoning.


tox'i·co·log'i·cal (-kə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) or tox'i·co·log'ic (-ĭk) adj.
tox'i·co·log'i·cal·ly adv.
tox'i·col'o·gist n.
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toxic-ology in Science
toxicology
  (tŏk'sĭ-kŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of poisons, of their effects and detection, and of the treatment of poisoning.
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