lunar caustic
noun Etymology: obsolete luna silver, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, moon Date: 1751 silver nitrate especially when fused and molded into sticks for use as a caustic

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  • Lunar caustic — Lunar Lu nar (l[=u] n[ e]r), a. [L. lunaris, fr. luna the moon. See {Luna}, and cf. {Lunary}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the moon; as, lunar observations. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling the moon; orbed. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Measured by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lunar caustic — n. fused silver nitrate, used in medicine for cauterizing …   English World dictionary

  • lunar caustic — SYN: toughened silver nitrate. * * * lunar caustic n silver nitrate esp. when fused and molded into sticks or small cones for use as a caustic * * * toughened silver nitrate …   Medical dictionary

  • lunar caustic — Nitrate Ni trate, n. [Cf. F. nitrate.] (Chem.) A salt of nitric acid. [1913 Webster] {Nitrate of silver}, a white crystalline salt ({AgNO3}), used in photography and as a cauterizing agent; called also {lunar caustic}, and more commonly called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lunar caustic — liapisas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis AgNO₃ lydalas su KNO₃ (1:2). atitikmenys: angl. lunar caustic rus. адский камень; ляпис ryšiai: sinonimas – liapis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • lunar caustic — liapisas statusas T sritis chemija formulė AgNO₃ atitikmenys: angl. lunar caustic rus. адский камень; ляпис ryšiai: sinonimas – liapis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • lunar caustic — pragaro akmenėlis statusas Neteiktinas sritis chemija apibrėžtis Buitinis AgNO₃ pavadinimas. formulė AgNO₃ atitikmenys: angl. lunar caustic rus. адский камень …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • lunar caustic — noun silver nitrate fused into sticks and formerly used as a caustic • Hypernyms: ↑silver nitrate …   Useful english dictionary

  • lunar caustic — Med., Chem. silver nitrate, AgNO3, esp. in a sticklike mold, used to cauterize tissues. [1790 1800] * * *       fused, molded form of silver nitrate (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • lunar caustic — lu′nar caus′tic n. pha silver nitrate formed as a stick, used in medicine for cauterizing tissue • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

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