potassium dichromate

noun

Definition of potassium dichromate

: a soluble salt K2Cr2O7 forming large orange-red crystals used especially in dyeing, in photography, and as an oxidizing agent

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Recent Examples on the Web Silver nitrate is added to a petri dish containing potassium dichromate. Meghan Herbst, Wired, 11 May 2021

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First Known Use of potassium dichromate

1871, in the meaning defined above

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potassium dichromate

noun

Medical Definition of potassium dichromate

: a soluble salt K2Cr2O7 forming large orange-red crystals that is used as an oxidizing agent and in the Golgi method of staining nerve tissue

called also potassium bichromate

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