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.
- n. A pale white emetic powder formerly used in alchemy, consisting of a compound of trichloride and trioxide of antimony.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) 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.
- French algaroth, from the name of the inventor, Algarotti. (Wiktionary)
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