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Definition of "toxicology" []

  • The study of the nature, effects, and detection of poisons and the treatment of poisoning. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "toxicology" in a sentence
  • "Today, toxicology is a well-studied science and the Poison Control Center would like to replace some of the old tales with established scientific facts."
  • "The nurses and pharmacists who answer our hotline collaborate with a group of clinical and medical toxicology consultants, all of whom are board-certified in toxicology and who maintain 24-hour on-call availability."
  • "A medical student doing a rotation in toxicology at the poison control center took a call from a woman very upset because she caught her little daughter eating ants."