toxico-, toxic-, toxi-, tox-, toxin-, -toxically, -toxaemia, -toxemia, -toxaemic, -toxemic, -toxical, -toxy, -toxis, -toxicosis, -toxism, -toxia, -toxin, -toxicity

(Greek: poison)

This Greek element originally meant "bow", then it became "arrow", then a "poisoned arrow" and finally "poison". In most cases, toxico- means poison, but in a few situations it refers to the original meaning of "arrow", as in toxophilite and toxophily; "love of or fondness for archery", and so it shouldn't be confused with toxophil, toxophile, "having an affinity for or an attraction to a toxin or poison'.
The branch of science that skudies the effects of chemicals on living systems; especially, the effects of toxins (poisons) on health and the environment.
1. A morbid and intense craving for poisons.
2. A morbid urge to poison oneself.
toxicopathic (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning something that causes an illness due to poison: When Mary took her very sick cat to the veterinarian to find out what the problem was, she was informed that her cat evidently had eaten some kind of toxicopathic substance or food and should stay in the animal hospital until it was healthy again.
toxicopathy (s) (noun), toxicopathies (pl)
A disease caused by the action of a poison or toxin; toxicosis: In order to avoid further cases of toxicopathy, the farm animals should be given an alternative type of feed, especially it the cases were caused by chronic poisoning.
The fixation or neutralization of a poison in the body.
Venomous, or poisonous, snakes.
Having hollow lateral radula teeth (rows of small teeth) conveying poisonous secretion of salivary glands, as certain carnivorous marine gastropods.
A means of knowing the characteristics of the toxic actions of a poison.

A cross reference of another word family that is related directly, or indirectly, with: "poison": veno-; viru-.