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.
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- proper noun medicine, trademark An
antiseptic compoundof silverand a protein
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- noun antiseptic consisting of a compound of protein and silver (trade name Argyrol)
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It was founded in 1922 by Albert C. Barnes, who collected art after making a fortune by co-developing an early antimicrobial drug marketed as Argyrol.
And the nurse wasn't there, and I had to swab his throat with Argyrol, the poor thing!
The following have been used: Argyrol, 1 per cent watery solution; Silvol, 1 per cent watery solution; Iodoform, oil emulsion 10 per cent; Guaiacol, 10 per cent solution in paraffine oil;
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.
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.