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tartar emetic

noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology.
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 of tartar emetic
1695-1705 Unabridged
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tartar emetic

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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