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  • n. A scientist or physician who specializes in toxicology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One versed in toxicology; the writer of a treatise on poisons.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who treats of or is versed in the nature and action of poisons.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who studies the nature and effects of poisons and their treatment


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  • The lecturer urged that the science of medicine (for the poisons of the toxicologist were the medicines of the physician) must be experimental.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888

  • I don ` t think any kind of toxicologist could make that determination. News

  • Roger McClellan, a toxicologist who led the panel during George H. W. Bush's presidency and has consulted for oil and gas companies on air-quality issues, says clinical studies of human volunteers exposed to controlled levels of ozone don't provide "convincing evidence of clinically significant effects" below 80 parts per billion.

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  • Mayer worked with Dr. Patricia Hoyer, an ovarian toxicologist, studying diseases common in aging women but faced an obstacle in the lab when experimenting on mice.

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  • Some include magnesium, calcium, potassium or urea, which also can pose problems when consumed in large amounts, says Camille DeClementi , senior toxicologist for the Animal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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  • Kristie Sullivan , a toxicologist at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that includes the Cancer Project, says it is true that one source of carcinogens is eliminated if smoke doesn't come up from the heat source and onto the meat.

    Burning Pellets in the Grill

  • Aposhian, a professor at the University of Arizona whom Allen described as “an elderly, hard-of-hearing toxicologist with a halo of white hair surrounding his large bald pate,” had written an expert report detailing how thimerosal caused “injury to the developing brains of human embryos and young children” such as Michelle.

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  • Research by Cornell toxicologist Rui Hai Liu found that eating apples inhibits tumor growth in rats, and may do the same in humans as well.

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  • In a letter to the Guardian, 13 scientists including Philip Stephens, a professor linked to the Wound Biology Group at Cardiff University, and Michael Coleman, professor and toxicologist at Aston University, said work in the area would become "stifled" if funding bodies suffered signficant cuts.

    Scientists warn of funding cuts threat to animal test alternatives

  • Deborah Blum's The Poisoner's Handbook Penguin, $16, a medical history of forensics told through the stories of New York's first chief medical examiner and his toxicologist, "is as thrilling as any 'CSI' episode, but it also offers something even better: an education in how forensics really works," according to Art Taylor.

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