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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1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Potassium dichromate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potassium%20dichromate. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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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