Neurotoxic
Poisonous to nerves or nerve tissue. (example: lead)
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neu·ro·tox·ic .n(y)u̇r-ə-'täk-sik adj toxic to the nerves or nervous tissue
neu·ro·tox·ic·i·ty -.täk-'sis-ət-ē n, pl -ties

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adj.
poisonous or harmful to nerve cells.

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neu·ro·tox·ic (noorґo-tok″sik) poisonous or destructive to nerve tissue.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • neurotoxic — adjective Date: circa 1903 toxic to the nerves or nervous tissue • neurotoxicity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • neurotoxic — /noor oh tok sik, nyoor /, adj. poisonous to nerve tissue, as to the brain or spinal cord. [1900 05; NEURO + TOXIC] * * * …   Universalium

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  • neurotoxic — adj. poisonous to nerve tissue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • neurotoxic — neu·ro·toxic …   English syllables

  • neurotoxic — adj. poisonous or harmful to nerve cells …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • neurotoxic — adjective poisonous to nerves or nerve cells • Pertains to noun: ↑neurotoxin • Derivationally related forms: ↑neurotoxin * * * /noor oh tok sik, nyoor /, adj. poisonous to nerve tissue, as to the brain or spinal cord. [1900 05; NEURO + TOXIC] * * …   Useful english dictionary

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