toxicology

[tok-si-kol-uh-jee]
noun
the science dealing with the effects, antidotes, detection, etc., of poisons.

Origin:
1790–1800; toxico- + -logy

toxicological [tok-si-kuh-loj-i-kuhl] , toxicologic, adjective
toxicologically, adverb
toxicologist, noun
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toxicology (ˌtɒksɪˈkɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of science concerned with poisons, their nature, effects, and antidotes
 
toxicological
 
adj
 
toxico'logic
 
adj
 
toxico'logically
 
adv
 
toxi'cologist
 
n

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toxicology
1839, from Fr. toxicologie (1812), from comb. form of Gk. toxikon "arrow poison" (see toxic) + -logia, from -logos "one who speaks" (in a certain manner), "one who deals with" (a certain topic).
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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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toxicology   (tŏk'sĭ-kŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of poisons, of their effects and detection, and of the treatment of poisoning.
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Example sentences
Investigators are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests before issuing a final report.
The chips are now widely used in gene discovery, cancer detection, drug discovery and toxicology.
Investigators are still awaiting the results of toxicology tests before issuing a final report.
Toxicology courses are starting to show up in chemistry departments.
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