from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The trade-name of a compound of silver with proteid material said to be obtained from wheat: used as an antiseptic instead of the more irritant mineral salts of silver.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a compound of protein and silver used as a mild antiseptic; Argyrol is the trademark.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun medicine, trademark An antiseptic compound of silver and a protein

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun antiseptic consisting of a compound of protein and silver (trade name Argyrol)


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  • Albert C. Barnes used the fortune he amassed from his invention of the antiseptic Argyrol to amass one of the world's preeminent collections of Impressionist and Modernist art.

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  • Dr. Barnes, who derived his fortune from his development of the antiseptic drug Argyrol, began, from 1910 on, to dedicate himself to the pursuit of the arts, assisted at first by the painter William Glackens, with whom he had become friends.

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