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  • n. A pale white emetic powder formerly used in alchemy, consisting of a compound of trichloride and trioxide of antimony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A term used for the Powder of Algaroth, a white powder which is a compound of trichloride and trioxide of antimony. It was formerly used in medicine as an emetic, purgative, and diaphoretic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A violently purgative and emetic white powder, which falls when chlorid of antimony is dropped into water. It is a compound of chlorid and oxid of antimony.


French algaroth, from the name of the inventor, Algarotti. (Wiktionary)


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