ecotoxicology

noun
eco·tox·i·col·o·gy | \ˌē-kō-ˌtäk-si-ˈkä-lə-jē, ˌe-kō-\

Definition of ecotoxicology 

: a scientific discipline combining the methods of ecology and toxicology in studying the effects of toxic substances and especially pollutants on the environment

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ecotoxicological \ˌē-kō-ˌtäk-si-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌe-kō- \ adjective
ecotoxicologist \ˌē-kō-ˌtäk-si-ˈkä-lə-jist, ˌe-kō- \ noun

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Today, some researchers are studying how the animals accomplish their striking feats of regeneration, while others use them in ecotoxicology studies; cephalopods even guide research into the origins of consciousness. Danna Staaf, Science | AAAS, "How to put an octopus to sleep—and make cephalopod research more humane," 4 Apr. 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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ecotoxicology

noun
eco·tox·i·col·o·gy | \ˌē-kō-ˌtäk-si-ˈkäl-ə-jē, ˌek-ō- \
plural ecotoxicologies

Medical Definition of ecotoxicology 

: a scientific discipline combining the methods of ecology and toxicology in studying the effects of toxic substances and especially pollutants on the environment

Other Words from ecotoxicology

ecotoxicological \-kə-ˈläj-i-kəl \ adjective
ecotoxicologist \-ˈkäl-ə-jəst \ noun

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