[ tok-si-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌtɒk sɪˈkɒl ə dʒi /


the science dealing with the effects, antidotes, detection, etc., of poisons.


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Origin of toxicology

First recorded in 1790–1800; toxico- + -logy


tox·i·co·log·i·cal [tok-si-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌtɒk sɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, tox·i·co·log·ic, adjectivetox·i·co·log·i·cal·ly, adverbtox·i·col·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for toxicology

/ (ˌtɒksɪˈkɒlədʒɪ) /


the branch of science concerned with poisons, their nature, effects, and antidotes

Derived forms of toxicology

toxicological (ˌtɒksɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or toxicologic, adjectivetoxicologically, adverbtoxicologist, noun
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Medical definitions for toxicology

[ tŏk′sĭ-kŏlə-jē ]


The study of the nature, effects, and detection of poisons and the treatment of poisoning.

Other words from toxicology

tox′i•co•logi•cal (-kə-lŏjĭ-kəl) null adj.tox′i•colo•gist n.
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Scientific definitions for toxicology

[ tŏk′sĭ-kŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of poisons, of their effects and detection, and of the treatment of poisoning.
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