tox·​i·​co·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌtäk-si-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce toxicological (audio) \
variants: or less commonly toxicologic \ ˌtäk-​si-​kə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce toxicologic (audio) \

Definition of toxicological

: of or relating to toxicology or toxins

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toxicologically \ ˌtäk-​si-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce toxicologically (audio) \ adverb

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Some ink manufacturers post Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) online that include product ingredients, potential hazards, and toxicological and regulatory information. Jessica Toscano, SELF, "9 Smart Questions to Ask Before Getting a Tattoo," 9 Nov. 2018 The toxicological analysis determined the cause of death: acute barbiturate poisoning. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The Complete History of the Autopsy," 26 Dec. 2018 The draft report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a toxicological profile of four types of stain- and water-resistant chemicals. Ariel Wittenberg, Science | AAAS, "After controversy, U.S. releases report showing elevated health risks from nonstick chemicals," 20 June 2018 Those statements prompted investigators to carry out toxicological examinations on dozens of other patients who died at the hospitals, leading to the new charges. Time, "A Nurse Already Serving a Life Sentence Was Charged With Killing 97 More Patients," 22 Jan. 2018 The driver of the GMC Sierra provided a blood sample for toxicological analysis by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab. Laura Mcknight,, "Luling man killed in 6-vehicle crash on U.S. 90 in St. Charles Parish," 28 Dec. 2017 After the man was released due to insufficient proof, Marsh went on to invent a new toxicological test to detect the poison. Justin Jacobs, Indianapolis Star, "Swallow some 'Poison' at seductive new exhibit at the Indiana State Museum," 18 Oct. 2017 The agency’s existing guidance on what to include in applications is daunting, going far beyond providing basic toxicological and safety reports. Jacob Grier, Slate Magazine, "The FDA Is Scrapping the Obama-Era Approach to E-Cig Regulation. Good.," 1 Aug. 2017 The office put the blood sample through more comprehensive toxicological testing, checking it for a number of potentially harmful substances, including amphetamines, PCP, fentanyl and barbiturates. Jeremy Gorner,, "Lottery winner's cyanide poisoning death remains unsolved five years later," 25 July 2017

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1827, in the meaning defined above

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tox·​i·​co·​log·​i·​cal | \ -kə-ˈläj-i-kəl How to pronounce toxicological (audio) \
variants: or toxicologic \ -​ik How to pronounce toxicologic (audio) \

Medical Definition of toxicological

: of or relating to toxicology or toxins a toxicological examination

Other Words from toxicological

toxicologically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce toxicologically (audio) \ adverb

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