American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A diseased condition resulting from poisoning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A morbid condition produced by the action of a poison; a chronic poisoning.
- n. toxicology illness due to poisoning
“A more severe reaction is tick toxicosis, which is a type of poisoning.”
“Fescue toxicosis occurs when tall fescue, a common pasture and hay forage for horses throughout the United States and Canada, is infected with a fungal endophyte (a plant parasite living within another organism).”
“Add in personal self enrichment from expense fiddles, petty corruption and barefaced lying to that toxicosis.”
“Not satisfied with fighting World War VII on just the Iraq and domestic fronts, the 101st Fighting Keyboarders' John Hinderaker risked carpal tunnel syndrome and Cheeto toxicosis to drop a full load of swagger on the Islamunists of Lebanon, Friday:”
“Already there are genetic probes available to detect carriers of cystinuria in Newfoundland dogs; Von Willebrand's disease, a bleeding disorder, in poodles and Manchester terriers; and copper toxicosis in Bedlington terriers.”
“Deoxynivalenol wheat, acute human toxicosis, internal”
“OSTROWSKI, S.R. and OLIVER, M.N. (1987) Oak toxicosis in cattle in Northern California: clinical and pathological findings.”
“A total of some 2700 animals on 60 ranches died of oak toxicosis in the reported outbreak.”
“NORMAN, B.B. and OLIVER, M.N. (1989) Compensatory weight gain in steers recovered from oak bud toxicosis.”
“It is highly unlikely that zinc toxicity will be caused through diet; in fact, the cases of avian zinc toxicosis are almost invariably linked to birds consuming galvanized metal, or other non-dietary zinc laden metals.”
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