arsenite

noun
ar·se·nite | \ˈär-sə-ˌnīt \

Definition of arsenite 

: a salt or ester of an arsenious acid

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Inorganic compounds such as copper arsenite, also called Scheele’s green, lent a coveted hue to some wallpapers and paints. Erin Blakemore, Washington Post, "The strange history of poisonous wallpaper and a dangerous book," 19 May 2018

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1796, in the meaning defined above

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arsenite

noun
ar·se·nite | \ˈär-sə-ˌnīt \

Medical Definition of arsenite 

: a salt or ester of an arsenious acid

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