from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A poisonous crystalline compound, K(SbO)C4H4O6· 1/2 H2O, used in medicine as an expectorant and in the treatment of parasitic infections, such as schistosomiasis.
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- n. A poisonous salt, potassium antimonyl tartrate, used as an expectorant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a double tartrate of potassium and basic antimony. It is a poisonous white crystalline substance having a sweetish metallic taste, and used in medicine as a sudorific and emetic.
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- n. a poisonous colorless salt used as a mordant and in medicine
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