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arsenic trioxide

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noun ar·se·nic trioxide \ˌärs-nik-, -ən-ik-\

Medical Definition of arsenic trioxide

  1. :  a poisonous trioxide of arsenic As2O3 or As4O6 that is administered intravenously to treat some forms of leukemia and in minute doses is used as a homeopathic remedy Arsenic trioxide is typically obtained as a by-product from the roasting of arsenic-containing ores and is used especially as a rodenticide and weed killer. —called also arsenic, arsenious acid, arsenious oxide, white arsenic




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