[ UK /tɒksˈɪsɪti/ ]
[ US /tɑkˈsɪsəti/ ]
  1. grave harmfulness or deadliness
  2. the degree to which something is poisonous
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How To Use toxicity In A Sentence

  • The chemical toxicity of inhaled uranium trioxide (uranyl oxide) gas vapor fumes is much worse - about a million times worse - than the radiation from inhalation of any of the other oxides.
  • Unfortunately, many contaminants remain unbanned, and an average of seven new chemicals are put on the market daily, most of them not tested for toxicity.
  • The chemical toxicity of uranium is also well known, though somewhat less well understood.
  • Teratogenicity and carcinogenicity can result from biochemical toxicity.
  • High PO2 levels help produce an efficient decompression profile providing they are balanced against oxygen toxicity.
  • But when toxicity reaches the cell, autophagia may go crazy and kill off the whole cell as well as perfectly healthy cells necessary for the health of the lungs, and even other organs. How Nanotechnology May Be Damaging Our Lungs | Impact Lab
  • T cells identify antigens, and the antigen-sensitised T cells produce cytokines and other soluble factors which mediate the hypersensitivity reaction, or else they develop cytotoxicity. The Different Types of Dairy Allergy
  • If we feel uncomfortable, achy, or even delirious during the course of a fever, these sensations are due to the toxicity that the fever is working to rid us of.
  • Final toxicity tests could take four weeks to be completed. Times, Sunday Times
  • It pointed out that deaths from cancer drug toxicity are an acknowledged hazard. Times, Sunday Times
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