from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (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.
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- noun A pale white
emetic powderformerly used in alchemy, consisting of a compoundof trichlorideand trioxideof antimony.
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French algaroth, from the name of the inventor, Algarotti.
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