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tartar emetic

noun

Definition of tartar emetic

  1. :  a poisonous efflorescent crystalline salt C8H4K2O12Sb2·3H2O of sweetish metallic taste that is used in dyeing as a mordant and especially formerly in medicine as an emetic and expectorant



Circa 1704

First Known Use of tartar emetic

circa 1704


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tartar emetic

noun

Medical Definition of tartar emetic

  1. :  a poisonous efflorescent crystalline salt KSbOC4H4O6·12H2O of sweetish metallic taste that is used in dyeing as a mordant and especially formerly in medicine as an expectorant, anthelmintic, and emetic—called also antimony potassium tartrate, potassium antimonyltartrate, tartrated antimony




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