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toxicity

[ tok-sis-i-tee ]
/ tɒkˈsɪs ɪ ti /
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noun, plural tox·ic·i·ties.

the quality, relative degree, or specific degree of being toxic or poisonous: to determine the toxicity of arsenic.

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Origin of toxicity

First recorded in 1880–85; toxic + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM toxicity

hy·per·tox·ic·i·ty, nounnon·tox·ic·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for toxicity

toxicity
/ (tɒkˈsɪsɪtɪ) /

noun

the degree of strength of a poison
the state or quality of being poisonous
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for toxicity

toxicity
[ tŏk-sĭsĭ-tē ]

n.

The quality or condition of being toxic.
The degree to which a substance is toxic.
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