powder of Algaroth

powder of Al·​ga·​roth | \ -ˈalgəˌrȯth, -räth \

Definition of powder of Algaroth

: 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

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History and Etymology for powder of Algaroth

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 29 Oct. 2020.

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