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arsenical

[ahr-sen-i-kuh l] /ɑrˈsɛn ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
containing or relating to arsenic.
noun
2.
any of a group of pesticides, drugs, or other compounds containing arsenic.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; arsenic + -al1
Related forms
nonarsenical, adjective
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Examples from the web for arsenical
  • There are no proven therapies for treating chronic arsenic toxicity or for preventing arsenical cancers.
  • Liver damage from chronic arsenical poisoning is still debated, and as yet the question is unanswered.
  • Arsenic acid was also consumed by one manufacturer of arsenical herbicides.
  • Another company uses arsenic acid to produce arsenical herbicides.
  • All can control a similar spectrum of weeds similar to organic arsenical and triazine herbicide.
British Dictionary definitions for arsenical

arsenical

/ɑːˈsɛnɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or containing arsenic
noun
2.
a drug or insecticide containing arsenic
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arsenical in Medicine

arsenical ar·sen·i·cal (är-sěn'ĭ-kəl)
n.
An agent containing arsenic. adj.
Of, relating to, or containing arsenic.

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