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[tok-si-koh-sis] /ˌtɒk sɪˈkoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
an abnormal condition produced by the action of a poison.
Origin of toxicosis
1855-60; toxic + -osis Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for toxicosis


any disease or condition caused by poisoning
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from toxic + -osis
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toxicosis in Medicine

toxicosis tox·i·co·sis (tŏk'sĭ-kō'sĭs)
n. pl. tox·i·co·ses (-sēz)

  1. Systemic poisoning.

  2. A diseased condition resulting from poisoning.

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