toxicant

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noun tox·i·cant \ˈtäk-si-kənt\

Definition of toxicant

  1. :  a toxic agent; especially :  pesticide

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Origin and Etymology of toxicant

Medieval Latin toxicant-, toxicans, present participle of toxicare to poison, from Latin toxicum


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toxicant

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noun tox·i·cant \ˈtäk-si-kənt\

Medical Definition of toxicant

  1. :  a toxic agent; especially :  one for insect control that kills rather than repels


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