Polychrest salt
Polychrest Pol"y*chrest, n. [Gr. ? useful for many purposes; poly`s many + ? useful, fr. ? to use: cf. F. polychreste.] (Med.) A medicine that serves for many uses, or that cures many diseases. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Polychrest salt} (Old Med. Chem.), potassium sulphate, specifically obtained by fusing niter with sulphur. [1913 Webster]


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  • Polychrest — Pol y*chrest, n. [Gr. ? useful for many purposes; poly s many + ? useful, fr. ? to use: cf. F. polychreste.] (Med.) A medicine that serves for many uses, or that cures many diseases. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] {Polychrest salt} (Old Med. Chem.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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