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

Examples of toxicological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Autopsies showed the tourists died of natural causes, but two of the cases are receiving further toxicological analysis with help from the FBI, García told reporters. Washington Post, "Minister promotes safety of Dominican Republic after deaths," 12 Sep. 2019 Prompted by doubts, her son, William Cox, successfully fought to get Dominican authorities to send a vial of her blood to the U.S. for toxicological testing. Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News, "Family and friends of woman who died in Dominican Republic claim authorities are lying about past 'several heart attacks'," 20 June 2019 The Dominican Republic’s prosecutor’s office said forensics experts are performing toxicological and other tests to determine the causes of death of Holmes and Day. Washington Post, "Dominican authorities say tourist died of heart attack," 6 June 2019 His research has found that overloading the consumer with information on carbon footprint, working conditions or toxicological impacts does not always change their habits. Nell Lewis, CNN, "Look and feel good: How tech could save the fashion industry," 27 Sep. 2019 The man has been brought to the District Prosecutor’s Office as forensic, clinical and toxicological examinations are pending. Hannah Knowles, Washington Post, "U.S. scientist killed in Greece by man who raped her and left her in a cave, police say," 16 July 2019 Adeva said toxicological information could not determine the cause of a collision. Julia Sclafani, Daily Pilot, "Man charged with murder in death of Costa Mesa fire captain had 7 substances in his blood, expert testifies," 22 Aug. 2019 This is important from a toxicological point of view, says University of Aveiro analytical chemist João Pinto da Costa, because some organisms ingest microplastics due to their color, mistaking them for prey. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Microplastics Are Blowing Into the Pristine Arctic," 14 Aug. 2019 In the United States, comprehensive toxicology results are usually available in approximately two weeks, according to Laura Labay, a forensic toxicologist and director of toxicological services at NMS Labs in Pennsylvania. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "7 questions about the unexplained tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic, answered," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of toxicological

1827, in the meaning defined above

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16 Feb 2020

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“Toxicological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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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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