lunar caustic

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1751, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lunar caustic was in 1751

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Cite this Entry

“Lunar caustic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunar%20caustic. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

lunar caustic

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