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 toxicological (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 toxicological (audio) \ adverb

Examples of toxicological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traces of marijuana, caffeine and tobacco were found in his system from toxicological testing, according to the report. Stephanie Lai, Los Angeles Times, "Ventura County district attorney’s office releases new details on Borderline mass shooting," 17 Dec. 2020 The toxicological report was similarly inconclusive. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, "An infant dies, a millionaire doctor calls 911, and a tale emerges of drugs, love and suspected crime," 2 Dec. 2020 Our study outlines new priorities for toxicological research, including the role of chemical exposures for metabolic health, immune system, development and aging. Alexander Suvorov, The Conversation, "Exposure to man-made chemicals influences genes controlling aging, immune system and metabolism," 15 Oct. 2020 But scientists familiar with Novichoks have a good idea how the toxicological sleuths went about it—and are impressed at how fast the culprit was unmasked. Richard Stone, Science | AAAS, "How German military scientists likely identified the nerve agent used to attack Alexei Navalny," 8 Sep. 2020 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

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First Known Use of toxicological

1827, in the meaning defined above

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“Toxicological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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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 toxicological (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 toxicological (audio) \ adverb

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