toxicosis

noun

tox·​i·​co·​sis ˌtäk-sə-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce toxicosis (audio)
plural toxicoses ˌtäk-sə-ˈkō-ˌsēz How to pronounce toxicosis (audio)
: a pathological condition caused by the action of a poison or toxin

Examples of toxicosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One in four Bedlington terriers will get copper toxicosis, a liver-damaging ailment that's fatal when untreated. Rosie Mestel, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Brutlag said a pet parent who suspects their fur baby is suffering from cannabis toxicosis should call the 24/7 Pet Poison Helpline at (855) 764-7661 (expect to be charged $85 for the consult) or their veterinarian right away. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2023 But given the very real danger of Shiga toxicosis, testing manganese is well worth a try. Veronique Greenwood, Discover Magazine, 20 Jan. 2012 The lack of effective treatment for such Shiga toxicosis infections is one of the main reasons this year's outbreak of E. coli poisoning in Europe was so deadly, with more than 3,700 people infected and 45 dead. Veronique Greenwood, Discover Magazine, 20 Jan. 2012 While those numbers are striking---and the mechanism the team found is a nice, tidy explanation---there are still many questions to be answered before manganese can be used for treating Shiga toxicosis in humans. Veronique Greenwood, Discover Magazine, 20 Jan. 2012 Upon admission and examination by the veterinary staff at the Marine Mammal Center, Otto was diagnosed with domoic acid toxicosis. Saryn Chorney, PEOPLE.com, 27 Sep. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toxicosis was circa 1857

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“Toxicosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toxicosis. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

toxicosis

noun
tox·​i·​co·​sis ˌtäk-sə-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce toxicosis (audio)
plural toxicoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce toxicosis (audio)
: a pathological condition caused by the action of a poison or toxin
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