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 toxin (poison) introduced into, but formed outside of, the body.
1. A reference to poisoning of the respiratory enzyme system of the tissues.
2. Toxic to or destructive of tissue; used especially in reference to infection by bacteria; such as, Clostridium perfringens, which form tissue-destroying enzymes.
homeotoxin, homeotoxic
A toxin from an individual which is toxic to other individuals of the same species.
Excessive or extreme toxicity or an abnormal degree to which something is poisonous.
1. A sleep-inducing substance that accumulates in the body during waking hours.
2. A toxic substance that, according to a discredited hypothesis, accumulates in the bloodstream during drowsiness and ultimately induces sleep.
ichthyoacanthotoxin (s) (noun), ichthyoacanthotoxins (pl)
The venom secreted by a venomous fish: Certain vicious and hostile fish can use their spines or "teeth" to emit ichthyoacanthotoxin, a poison which can be deadly.
A poison found in the blood of certain fish.
Intoxication caused by the ingestion of ichthyohemotoxin, characterized by gastrointestinal and neurological disturbances.
A poison found in the roe of certain fish.
Intoxication caused by the ingestion of toxic fish roe, characterized by gastrointestinal and neurological disturbances.
A poison found in the muscles or flesh of certain fish.
A poisoning that results from the ingestion of the flesh of poisonous fish, in contrast with ordinary bacterial food poisoning that might result from the ingesting (eating) of nonpoisonous fish contaminated by bacteria.
1. A keratinization disorder identified by dryness and noninflammatory fishskin-like scaling of the skin.
2. A disease that causes the skin to become dry, thick, and scaly.
The study of natural toxins produced by fish, their cause, detection, and effects, and the treatment of conditions produced by them.

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