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tartar emetic

noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology
1.
a white, water-soluble, sweet and metallic-tasting, poisonous powder or granules, C 4 H 4 KO 7 Sb, used as a mordant for dyeing textiles and leather, and in medicine as an expectorant, for inducing vomiting, and for infections by schistosomes.
Also called antimony potassium tartrate, potassium antimonyl tartrate.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705
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tartar emetic

noun
1.
another name for antimony potassium tartrate
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tartar-emetic in Medicine

tartar emetic n.
A poisonous crystalline compound used in medicine as an expectorant and in the treatment of parasitic infections, such as schistosomiasis.

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