silver nitrate

noun

Definition of silver nitrate

: an irritant compound AgNO3 that in contact with organic matter turns black and is used as a chemical reagent, in photography, and in medicine especially as an antiseptic and caustic

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1833

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silver nitrate

noun

medical Definition of silver nitrate

: an irritant compound AgNO3 that in contact with organic matter turns black and is used as a chemical reagent, in photography, and in medicine especially as an antiseptic and caustic

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