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 History of this Word

"toxi" is from "toxikon" (bow, hence arrow or poison) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
toxication
toxemia
toxophore
toxiphobia

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grammar is modifier

"toxi-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "poison" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

toxi- illustration To be a toxicologist you need at least two years of study beyond a bachelor of science or medical degree.
toxi- illustration With a toxoid vaccine, the goal is to condition the immune system to combat not an invading virus or bacteria but rather a toxin produced by that invading virus or bacteria.