lunar caustic

noun

Definition of lunar caustic

: silver nitrate especially when fused and molded into sticks for use as a caustic

First Known Use of lunar caustic

1751, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lunar caustic

obsolete luna silver, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, moon

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The first known use of lunar caustic was in 1751

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“Lunar caustic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunar%20caustic. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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lunar caustic

noun

Medical Definition of lunar caustic

: silver nitrate especially when fused and molded into sticks or small cones for use as a caustic

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