toxoplasmic etymology

English word toxoplasmic comes from English -ic, English toxoplasma (Any member of the genus Toxoplasma of parasitic sporozoans.)

Detailed word origin of toxoplasmic

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-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
toxoplasma English (eng) Any member of the genus Toxoplasma of parasitic sporozoans.
toxoplasmic English (eng) Pertaining to toxoplasmas.

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