Definition of toxicant in English:
A toxic substance introduced into the environment, e.g., a pesticide.
- Human beings are exposed to a wide variety of environmental toxicants or carcinogens and there exists an inter-individual variation in sensitivity to a particular toxicant to which they are exposed.
- They are more heavily exposed to toxicants in the environment because, pound for pound, they eat more food, drink more water, and breathe more air than adults.
- Therefore, D. melanogaster can be a sentinel organism for long-term release of toxicants into the environment.
late 19th century: variant of intoxicant, differentiated in sense.
Definition of toxicant in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan