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rare harmful; noxious
[C17: from Latin nocuus, from nocēre to hurt]
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noc•u•ous(ˈnɒk yu əs)
[1625–35; < Latin nocuus harmful, injurious]
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nocuous- Meaning "harmful, noxious," it is based on Latin nocere, "to hurt."
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