Definition of arsenical
: of, relating to, containing, or caused by arsenic arsenical poisoning
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Although others suspected arsenical wallpaper, Morris didn’t believe—or claimed not to believe—that arsenic was bad for you.
The Industrial Revolution gave rise to a prolific amount of smelting and burning of coal, which released arsenical compounds that then made their way into a variety of products.
Epidemics of chronic arsenical poisoning involving whole populations over long periods are on record.
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Medical Definition of arsenical
: a compound or preparation containing arsenic
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