Definition of ecotoxicology in English:



mass noun
  • The branch of science that deals with the nature, effects, and interactions of substances that are harmful to the environment.

    • ‘Recent efforts in ecotoxicology have focused on linking effects of contaminants on individuals with population-level consequences.’
    • ‘Modern ecotoxicology must embrace our growing understanding of the complexity and variation associated with the biology of organisms, from genomic to ecosystem levels of organization.’
    • ‘These reproductive end-points can be studied in parallel to determine contaminant effects on the reproductive success of the organism, one of the key objectives of ecotoxicology.’
    • ‘Sparling is an authority on amphibian ecotoxicology.’
    • ‘This technique has been applied in genotoxicity studies, in ecotoxicology, in biomonitoring and in clinical radiobiology.’