arsenite

noun

ar·​se·​nite ˈär-sə-ˌnīt How to pronounce arsenite (audio)
: a salt or ester of an arsenious acid

Examples of arsenite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scheele’s Green – was achieved through use of copper arsenite. Rosalind Jana, refinery29.com, 28 Jan. 2020 Inorganic compounds such as copper arsenite, also called Scheele’s green, lent a coveted hue to some wallpapers and paints. Erin Blakemore, Washington Post, 19 May 2018

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French arsénite, from arsenic arsenic entry 1 + -ite -ite entry 2

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arsenite was in 1796

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Cite this Entry

“Arsenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arsenite. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

arsenite

noun
ar·​se·​nite ˈär-sə-ˌnīt How to pronounce arsenite (audio)
: a salt or ester of an arsenious acid
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