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Lack of scientific fundamentals causes people to make foolish decisions about issues such as the toxicity of chemicals, the efficacy of medicines, the changes in the global climate. Our single greatest defense against scientific ignorance is education, and early in the life of every scientist, the child's first interest was sparked by a teacher.
Peter Agre

Meaning of "toxicity" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TOXICITY

toxicity  [tɒkˈsɪsɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TOXICITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Toxicity is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TOXICITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

toxicity

Toxicity

Toxicity is the degree to which a substance can damage an organism. Toxicity can refer to the effect on a whole organism, such as an animal, bacterium, or plant, as well as the effect on a substructure of the organism, such as a cell or an organ such as the liver. By extension, the word may be metaphorically used to describe toxic effects on larger and more complex groups, such as the family unit or society at large. A central concept of toxicology is that effects are dose-dependent; even water can lead to water intoxication when taken in too high a dose, whereas for even a very toxic substance such as snake venom there is a dose below which there is no detectable toxic effect. Toxicity is species-specific, making cross-species analysis problematic. Newer paradigms and metrics are evolving to bypass animal testing, while maintaining the concept of toxicity endpoints.

Definition of toxicity in the English dictionary

The definition of toxicity in the dictionary is the degree of strength of a poison. Other definition of toxicity is the state or quality of being poisonous.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TOXICITY


authenticity
ˌɔːθɛnˈtɪsɪtɪ
basicity
beɪˈsɪsɪtɪ
cytotoxicity
ˌsaɪtəʊtɒkˈsɪsɪtɪ
dibasicity
ˌdaɪbeɪˈsɪsɪtɪ
elasticity
ɪlæˈstɪsɪtɪ
electricity
ɪlɛkˈtrɪsɪtɪ
ethnicity
ɛθˈnɪsɪtɪ
felicity
fɪˈlɪsɪtɪ
hepatotoxicity
ˌhɛpətəʊtɒkˈsɪsɪtɪ
hydrophobicity
ˌhaɪdrəfəʊˈbɪsɪtɪ
monotonicity
ˌmɒnəʊtɒˈnɪsɪtɪ
multiplicity
ˌmʌltɪˈplɪsɪtɪ
nephrotoxicity
ˌnefrəʊˌtɒkˈsɪsɪtɪ
periodicity
ˌpɪərɪəˈdɪsɪtɪ
plasticity
plæˈstɪsɪtɪ
publicity
pʌˈblɪsɪtɪ
simplicity
sɪmˈplɪsɪtɪ
specificity
ˌspesɪˈfɪsɪtɪ
synchronicity
ˌsɪnkrəˈnɪsɪtɪ
tetrabasicity
ˌtɛtrəbeɪˈsɪsɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TOXICITY

toxic
toxic bank
toxic effect
toxic noise
toxic shock syndrome
toxic waste
toxical
toxically
toxicant
toxication
toxicogenic
toxicol.
toxicologic
toxicological
toxicologically
toxicologist
toxicology
toxicomania
toxicophagous
toxicophobia

WORDS THAT END LIKE TOXICITY

antigenicity
automaticity
capacity
centricity
chronicity
concentricity
duplicity
eccentricity
ellipticity
helicity
historicity
hydroelectricity
hydrophilicity
mains electricity
modulus of elasticity
pathogenicity
sphericity
static electricity
teratogenicity
tonicity
viscoelasticity

Synonyms and antonyms of toxicity in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «toxicity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TOXICITY

Find out the translation of toxicity to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of toxicity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «toxicity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

毒性
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

toxicidad
570 millions of speakers

English

toxicity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विषाक्तता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سمية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

токсичность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

toxicidade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিষবিদ্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

toxicité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketoksikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Toxizität
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

毒性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

독성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Toksisitas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

độc tính
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நச்சுத்தன்மை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विषाक्तता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

toksisite
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tossicità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Toksyczność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

токсичність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

toxicitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τοξικότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

toksisiteit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

toxicitet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

toksisitet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of toxicity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TOXICITY»

The term «toxicity» is very widely used and occupies the 17.391 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TOXICITY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about toxicity

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2 QUOTES WITH «TOXICITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word toxicity.
1
Peter Agre
Lack of scientific fundamentals causes people to make foolish decisions about issues such as the toxicity of chemicals, the efficacy of medicines, the changes in the global climate. Our single greatest defense against scientific ignorance is education, and early in the life of every scientist, the child's first interest was sparked by a teacher.
2
Anita Sarkeesian
There's a toxicity within gaming culture, and also in tech culture, that drives this misogynist hatred, this reactionary backlash against women who have anything to say, especially those who have critiques or who are feminists.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOXICITY»

Discover the use of toxicity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to toxicity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Histopathology of Preclinical Toxicity Studies: ...
The new 4th edition of Histopathology of Preclinical Toxicity Studies is now completely in full color and continues to describe the pathology found in drug safety studies in laboratory animals with an evidence-based discussion of the ...
Peter Greaves, 2012
2
Pesticide Profiles: Toxicity, Environmental Impact, and Fate
What these values and data mean in terms of human toxicity is clearly interpreted as well. The book also describes the meaning of carcinogenicity and how it is assessed in non-technical terms the non-expert can understand.
Michael A. Kamrin, 1997
3
Toxicity of Houseplants
This comprehensive volume discusses the various classes of toxic substances found in plants, and includes a series of monographs on specific species.
Spoerke, Susan C. Smolinske, 1990
4
Anesthetic Toxicity
This text is a source of information on the toxicity of anaesthetic agents.
Susan A Rice, 1994
5
Environmental Toxicity Testing
Directed equally at ecotoxicologists, industrial chemists, analytical chemists and environmental consultants, this book is written in a way that will prove helpful to both new and experienced practitioners.
Clive Thompson, Kirit Wadhia, Andreas Loibner, 2009
6
Food Safety and Toxicity
From a natural science viewpoint, this informative book takes on challenging and important topics impacting food researchers, regulators, producers, healthcare providers, educators, and consumers. It is organized into three main sections.
John De Vries, 1996
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The Basis of Toxicity Testing
This substantially updated edition presents fundamental principles and concepts behind the various types of toxicological studies, and explains how to design and conduct studies and interpret results.
Donald J. Ecobichon, 1997
8
Carbon Monoxide Toxicity
Carbon Monoxide Toxicity meets the need for current research on the clinical management of CO poisoning. Visit the author's Web site at www.coheadquarters.com
David G. Penney, 2000
9
Dermal Absorption and Toxicity Assessment, Second Edition
Written by internationally recognized experts in the field, this Second Edition is a complete revised and updated text, covering the wide range of methods used to assess skin absorption and the various governmental and industrial programs ...
Michael S. Roberts, 2007
10
Drug Toxicity: New Research
Drug toxicity may occur with overdosage of a medication, accumulation of the drug in the body over time or the inability of the patients body to eliminate the drug. This book presents recent and important research in the field.
Cam E. Vellotis, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOXICITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term toxicity is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Cooling Water Treatment Without Aquatic Toxicity Concerns
Environmental sustainability through PhosZero's favorable aquatic toxicity profile, reducing your plant's environmental footprint. Elimination of phosphorus ... «Environmental Leader, Jul 15»
2
Beware wild mushrooms, may be toxic: doctors
"When she initially presented, we knew the danger of mushroom toxicity, but it wasn't until the next morning that we had them analysed by the lab and found out ... «InsideHalton.com, Jul 15»
3
Learn how League of Legends is combating toxicity - right now
In a new article over on Re/code, Riot Games' lead designer of social systems, Jeffrey Lin, details the work the company has been doing to combat toxicity in the ... «Gamasutra, Jul 15»
4
Public Release: 7-Jul-2015 Extended-field IMRT does not increase …
Only three of the remaining 73 patients experienced Grade 2 GI toxicity, which indicates a "likely duodenal obstruction creating symptomatic, altered GI function.". «EurekAlert, Jul 15»
5
Man's death ruled accidental
... in police custody in March was accidental, authorities said. Aaron Pope, 34, died of cocaine toxicity of the heart, the Lucas County Coroner's Office said today. «Toledo Blade, Jun 15»
6
Ladybugs Are 'Honest': Color Reveals Toxicity To Hungry Birds
New research suggests the brightness of ladybugs' colors could give away their toxicity, and the more colorful they are the less likely they are to be eaten by ... «Headlines & Global News, Jun 15»
7
New anti-microbial compounds evade resistance with less toxicity
"The problem with this drug is that it is also highly toxic, particularly to the kidneys, and this limits the dose that can be given to a patient. As a result, invasive ... «Phys.Org, Jun 15»
8
Public Release: 1-Jun-2015 Warmer climates may increase …
In a study of the effects of increasing climate temperatures on the toxicity of 3 contaminants in different fish species, researchers found that all pesticides and ... «EurekAlert, Jun 15»
9
Little Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity, Study Says
WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for developing vitamin D toxicity is rare, researchers have found. With vitamin D supplementation on ... «U.S. News & World Report, May 15»
10
Activists charge Allentown School District with 'racial toxicity'
Dozens of protesters adorned seats in the crowded board room Thursday night, many of whom wore surgeon's masks with the slogan "Racism is Toxic" that ... «WFMZ Allentown, Apr 15»

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