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TOXICOLOGY

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 113 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TOXICOLOGY, the name of that branch of science which deals with poisons, their effects and antidotes, &c. For the general treatment of the subject and for the law relating to the sale thereof see POISONS, and for the criminal law see MEDICAL. JURISPRUDENCE. The term " toxic," meaning poisonous, is derived from Gr. roiov, bow, owing to the custom of smearing arrows with poison.
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