study of poisons

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  • Toxicology — (from the Greek words τοξικός toxicos poisonous and logos) is a branch of biology, chemistry, and medicine concerned with the study of the adverse effects of chemicals on living organisms.[1] It is the study of symptoms, mechanisms, treatments… …   Wikipedia

  • Toxicology — Tox i*col o*gy, n. [Gr. toxiko n poison + logy; cf. F. toxicologie. See {Toxic}. ] The science which treats of poisons, their effects, antidotes, and recognition; also, a discourse or treatise on the science. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toxicology — 1839, from Fr. toxicologie (1812), from comb. form of Gk. toxikon arrow poison (see TOXIC (Cf. toxic)) + logia (see LOGY (Cf. logy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • toxicology — ► NOUN ▪ the branch of science concerned with the nature, effects, and detection of poisons. DERIVATIVES toxicological adjective toxicologist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • toxicology — [täk΄si käl′ə jē] n. [Fr toxicologie: see TOXIC & LOGY] the science dealing with poisons and their effects and with antidotes for poisons toxicologic [täks΄ikə läj′ik] adj. toxicological toxicologically adv. toxicologist n …   English World dictionary

  • toxicology — toxicological /tok si keuh loj i keuhl/, toxicologic, adj. toxicologically, adv. toxicologist, n. /tok si kol euh jee/, n. the science dealing with the effects, antidotes, detection, etc., of poisons. [1790 1800; TOXICO + LOGY] * * * Study of… …   Universalium

  • toxicology — [[t]tɒ̱ksɪkɒ̱ləʤi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Toxicology is the study of poisons. [TECHNICAL] Derived words: toxicological [[t]tɒ̱ksɪkəlɒ̱ʤɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ ADJ n There were no adverse toxicological effects. toxicologist plural N COUNT Toxicologists attempt to… …   English dictionary

  • toxicology — toksikologija statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mokslas, tiriantis nuodus ir jų poveikį. atitikmenys: angl. toxicology rus. токсикология …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • toxicology — toksikologija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Mokslas, tiriantis nuodus, jų ypatybes, nuodų ir gyvųjų organizmų tarpusavio sąveiką. atitikmenys: angl. toxicology vok. Toxikologie, f rus. токсикология, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • toxicology — noun Date: circa 1799 a science that deals with poisons and their effect and with the problems involved (as clinical, industrial, or legal) • toxicologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • toxicology — n. [Gr. toxikon, poison; logos, discourse] The science of poisons …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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