tartar emetic
noun Date: circa 1704 a poisonous efflorescent crystalline salt C8H4K2O12Sb2{bull}3H2O of sweetish metallic taste that is used in dyeing as a mordant and especially formerly in medicine as an emetic and expectorant

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  • Tartar emetic — Tartar Tar tar, n. [F. tartre (cf. Pr. tartari, Sp., Pg., & It. tartaro, LL. tartarum, LGr. ?); perhaps of Arabic origin.] 1. (Chem.) A reddish crust or sediment in wine casks, consisting essentially of crude cream of tartar, and used in marking… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tartar emetic — n a poisonous efflorescent crystalline salt KSbOC4H4O6·1/2H2O of sweetish metallic taste that is used in dyeing as a mordant and esp. formerly in medicine as an expectorant, anthelmintic, and emetic called also antimony potassium tartrate,… …   Medical dictionary

  • tartar emetic — n. antimony potassium tartrate, K(SbO)C4H4O6·1/ 2H2O, a poisonous, odorless, white salt used in medicine to cause expectoration, vomiting, and perspiration, and in dyeing as a mordant …   English World dictionary

  • tartar emetic — antimonilo kalio tartratas statusas T sritis chemija formulė KOOC(CHOH)₂COOSbO·0,5H₂O atitikmenys: angl. antimonyl potassium tartrate; tartar emetic rus. рвотный камень …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • tartar emetic — tar′tar emet ic n. chem. pha a poisonous powder, C4H4KO7Sb, used as a mordant for dyeing and in medicine as an expectorant, emetic, etc …   From formal English to slang

  • tartar emetic — /tatər əˈmɛtɪk/ (say tahtuhr uh metik) noun potassium antimonyl tartrate, K(SbO)C4H4O6.½H2O, a poisonous salt with a sweetish metallic taste, occurring in white crystals or as a white granular powder, formerly used in medicine, as an expectorant… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tartar emetic — Chem., Pharm. a white, water soluble, sweet and metallic tasting, poisonous powder or granules, C4H4KO7Sb, used as a mordant for dyeing textiles and leather, and in medicine as an expectorant, for inducing vomiting, and for infections by… …   Universalium

  • tartar emetic — noun A poisonous salt, potassium antimonyl tartrate, used as an expectorant …   Wiktionary

  • tartar emetic — potassium antimony tartrate …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • tartar emetic — noun potassium antimony tartrate, a toxic compound used in dyeing and to treat protozoal disease in animals …   English new terms dictionary

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