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'.
A poisonous substance secreted by specialized glands of certain animals including sponges, millipedes, frogs, and toads.
Having hidden toxic properties; said of a solution normally nontoxic, but which may become toxic when the colloidal balance is disturbed.
Any substance whose toxic characteristics are not readily apparent or are hidden by other benign characteristics.
detoxicate (dee TAHK si kayt") (verb), detoxicates; detoxicated; detoxicating
1. To remove poisonous substances or to transform them into something harmless: Jeff’s nose was bothering him so much because he couldn’t breath properly and so the doctor gave him some special nose drops in order to detoxicate the tissues which were posing his breathing problems.
2. To treat an alcoholic or drug addict by using a controlled withdrawal of the addictive substance: Greg, who drank too much wine and beer, was strongly encouraged by his friends to have himself detoxicated in a special hospital.
The process of removing a poison, or toxin, from the body.

The liver is the primary organ of detoxification in the body.

detoxify (verb), detoxifies; detoxified; detoxifying

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