Definition of Toxicity

1. Noun. The degree to which something is poisonous.

Generic synonyms: Definite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Cytotoxicity
Derivative terms: Toxic



2. Noun. Grave harmfulness or deadliness.
Exact synonyms: Perniciousness
Generic synonyms: Morbidity, Morbidness, Unwholesomeness
Derivative terms: Pernicious, Pernicious

Definition of Toxicity

1. n. The quality or state of being toxic or poisonous; poisonousness.

Definition of Toxicity

1. Noun. (toxicology) Degree to which a toxic substance may harm a cell or organism. ¹

2. Noun. (toxicology) The quality of being toxic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Toxicity

1. the quality of being poisonous [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Toxicity

1. The quality of being poisonous, especially the degree of virulence of a toxic microbe or of a poison. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Toxicity

toxic unit
toxic waste
toxic waste area
toxic waste dump
toxic waste site
toxic wastes
toxicaemia
toxical
toxically
toxicant
toxicants
toxicate
toxication
toxications
toxicities
toxicity (current term)
toxicity test
toxicity tests
toxico-
toxicodendron
toxicoderma
toxicodermatitis
toxicodermatosis
toxicodynamic
toxicodynamics
toxicogenetics
toxicogenic
toxicogenic conjunctivitis
toxicogenomic
toxicogenomics

Literary usage of Toxicity

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1. Physics of Plutonium Recycling: A Report by SourceOECD (Online service) (1995)
"On the other hand, in the recycle cases the bulk of TRU toxicity is returned to the core, and the short-lived fission product dominate the waste stream ..."

2. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"This paper examines the effect of micronutrient status on the toxicity of four nonessential metals: cadmium, lead, mercury, and arsenic. ..."

3. Guide for Conducting Treatability Studies Under CERCLA: Biodegradation by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Tools Used for toxicity Testing Description/Application Advantages This automated test measures toxicity to bacteria and can be used to determine whether ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1893)
"Comparing the effects of the urine of the second group with that of the urine of the first group, it is found, with regard to the degree of toxicity, ..."

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