kermes mineral

noun

ker·​mes mineral ˈkər-(ˌ)mēz- How to pronounce kermes mineral (audio)
: a soft brown-red powder consisting essentially of oxides and sulfides of antimony and formerly used as an alterative, diaphoretic, and emetic

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“Kermes mineral.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/kermes%20mineral. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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