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toxic metal

A generic term for any metal known to be toxic to humans—e.g., antimony, arsenic, beryllium, bismuth, cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel.

toxic metal

Environment Any metal known to be toxic to humans–eg, antimony, arsenic, beryllium, bismuth, cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel. Cf Nontoxic metal.
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