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toxicology

Line breaks: toxi|col¦ogy
Pronunciation: /ˌtɒksɪˈkɒlədʒi
 
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Definition of toxicology in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The branch of science concerned with the nature, effects, and detection of poisons.
Example sentences
  • This book represents an important contribution to neurology, toxicology and pharmacology.
  • Development of the science of metal toxicology has been seriously hindered by the use of incorrect terminology.
  • It was divided into internal medicine, diseases of the head, surgery, toxicology, etc.

Derivatives

toxicological

1
Pronunciation: /-kəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Inasmuch as chemical properties determine toxicological properties, metalloids should not be considered as a subset of metals but as a subset of nonmetals.
  • In particular, it will be necessary to determine whether a gene product is of pharmacological or toxicological importance and whether individual allelic variants are of therapeutic importance.
  • Very few other chemicals have been given such extensive scrutiny, and there is still no epidemiological or human toxicological evidence to impugn DDT.

toxicologically

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • The second step involved adsorption of the toxicologically safe anionic dyes fast green and naphthol yellow S to the clay complexes.
  • It contains the ethyl mercury radical attached to the sulfur group of thiosalicylate and is believed to behave toxicologically like other ethyl mercury compounds.
  • In each case, samples of femoral venous blood and urine obtained at autopsy were toxicologically analyzed to determine alcohol concentrations.

toxicologist

3
noun
Example sentences
  • After 48 hours, the fish were removed and their brains studied for evidence of lipid peroxidation, a tissue-burning chemical reaction that toxicologists use as a standard of biological damage.
  • With the advantage of hindsight, it is remarkable that for so many years toxicologists have largely ignored chemical speciation of metals.
  • Dr Sunderman was a Renaissance man with accomplishments as a physician, clinical scientist, toxicologist, author, editor, violinist, poet, and photographer.

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