toxicology


toxicology

noun

  1. the science dealing with the effects, antidotes, detection, etc., of poisons.

noun

  1. the branch of science concerned with poisons, their nature, effects, and antidotes

1839, from French toxicologie (1812), from comb. form of Greek toxikon “arrow poison” (see toxic) + -logia (see -logy).

n.

  1. The study of the nature, effects, and detection of poisons and the treatment of poisoning.

  1. The scientific study of poisons, of their effects and detection, and of the treatment of poisoning.

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