tox·i·co·sis | \ˌtäk-sə-ˈkō-səs \
plural toxicoses\ˌtäk-sə-ˈkō-ˌsēz \

Definition of toxicosis 

: a pathological condition caused by the action of a poison or toxin

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Upon admission and examination by the veterinary staff at the Marine Mammal Center, Otto was diagnosed with domoic acid toxicosis. Saryn Chorney,, "These Adorable Otters Want You to Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week," 27 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of toxicosis

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for toxicosis

New Latin

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tox·i·co·sis | \ˌtäk-sə-ˈkō-səs \
plural toxicoses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of toxicosis 

: a pathological condition caused by the action of a poison or toxin

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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