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Arsenic meaning

arsenic - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. One of the elements, a solid substance resembling a metal in its physical properties, but in its chemical relations ranking with the nonmetals. It is of a steel- gray color and brilliant luster, though usually dull from tarnish. It is very brittle, and sublimes at 356ยก Fahrenheit. It is sometimes found native, but usually combined with silver, cobalt, nickel, iron, antimony, or sulphur. Orpiment and realgar are two of its sulphur compounds, the first of which is the true arsenicum of the ancients. The element and its compounds are active poisons. Specific gravity from 5. 7 to 5. 9. Atomic weight 75. Symbol As.
  2. 2. Arsenious oxide or arsenious anhydride; - called also arsenious acid, white arsenic, and ratsbane.
  3. 3. Pertaining to, or derived from, arsenic; - said of those compounds of arsenic in which this element has its highest equivalence; as, arsenic acid.
  4. 4. A mineral poison, and its metallic base.
  5. 5. Arsenical.

arsenic - examples of usage

  1. In weighing or otherwise handling the arsenic avoid raising dust or breathing it in, if raised, and keep it off the skin and clothing. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. The secret of success is to work the arsenic in fast enough to keep the solution very hot- nearly but not quite at the boiling point. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. If the liquid begins to boil, stop stirring and let it cool slightly before adding more arsenic. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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