powder of Algaroth

powder of Al·​ga·​roth
-ˈalgəˌrȯth,
-räth
: a white powder of variable composition consisting principally of antimony oxychloride formed by the action of much water on antimony trichloride and used chiefly in the preparation of tartar emetic and formerly in medicine

Word History

Etymology

partial translation of French poudre d'algaroth, from poudre powder + d' of + algaroth powder of algaroth, from Italian algarotto, from Vittorio Algarotto †1604 Italian physician

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“Powder of Algaroth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/powder%20of%20Algaroth. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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