toxicosis

noun
tox·​i·​co·​sis | \ ˌtäk-sə-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce toxicosis (audio) \
plural toxicoses\ ˌtäk-​sə-​ˈkō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce toxicoses (audio) \

Definition of toxicosis

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

Examples of toxicosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Upon admission and examination by the veterinary staff at the Marine Mammal Center, Otto was diagnosed with domoic acid toxicosis. Saryn Chorney, PEOPLE.com, "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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“Toxicosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toxicosis. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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toxicosis

noun
tox·​i·​co·​sis | \ ˌtäk-sə-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce toxicosis (audio) \
plural toxicoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce toxicoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of toxicosis

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

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