tox·​i·​co·​log·​i·​cal ˌtäk-si-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce toxicological (audio)
variants or less commonly toxicologic
: of or relating to toxicology or toxins
toxicologically adverb

Examples of toxicological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Individual chemistries have different physical, chemical, and toxicological properties, as well as differing uses. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 28 Feb. 2024 Overview on the radiological, toxicological, and microbiological characteristics of the ACB mummy. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 16 Jan. 2024 Exposure to large amounts of hexavalent chromium is associated with lung cancer, according to a toxicological review of the substance by the Environmental Protection Agency, which evaluated decades of workplace exposures in people who worked in chrome plating and chromate pigment plants. Evan Bush, NBC News, 12 Dec. 2023 Quantitation has long been completed in biological fluids for toxicological analyses to help determine impairment or cause of death, but it is rarely employed in drug chemistry or public health, when critical information about the actual powder or pill could be obtained. Edward Sisco, Scientific American, 22 Aug. 2023 Hess, the Arizona coroner, said determining environmental heat was a factor in someone's death is difficult and can take weeks or even months of investigation including toxicological tests., 13 Aug. 2023 Results from toxicological tests that can takes weeks or months after an autopsy is conducted could eventually result in many deaths listed as under investigation as heat associated being changed to confirmed. Anita Snow, Fortune, 30 July 2023 In a pretrial memo for Kosmos, CEMEX and other defendants, their lawyers said Snyder, the foreman on the project, had opiates and amphetamines in his system at the time of the repair, according to a toxicological screen performed after his death. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, 30 June 2023 The study found that an overall human health risk assessment for plastic particle pollution is currently not possible due to lack of data on both toxicological hazard and human exposure. Jake Frederico, The Arizona Republic, 21 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toxicological was in 1827

Dictionary Entries Near toxicological

Cite this Entry

“Toxicological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


tox·​i·​co·​log·​i·​cal -kə-ˈläj-i-kəl How to pronounce toxicological (audio)
variants or toxicologic
: of or relating to toxicology or toxins
a toxicological examination
toxicologically adverb
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