Medical Dictionary

arsenicum album

noun ar·sen·i·cum album \ är-ˈse-ni-kəm-ˈal-bəm \
variants: or Arsenicum Album also arsenicum or Arsenicum

medical Definition of arsenicum album

: a preparation of arsenic trioxide used in homeopathy
  • Homeopaths start by diluting one volume of their remedy—arsenic oxide, in the case of arsenicum album—in 99 volumes of distilled water or alcohol …
  • —Martin RobbinsNew Scientist30 Jan. 2010
  • When I travel, the one remedy I won't do without is arsenicum, called for when vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea are caused by spoiled foods.
  • —Kim BatchelorYoga JournalMarch 1994

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up arsenicum album? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of very fine texture or delicate form

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!