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Of or containing arsenic.
A drug or preparation containing arsenic.


(Elements & Compounds) of or containing arsenic
1. (Elements & Compounds) a drug or insecticide containing arsenic
2. (Pharmacology) a drug or insecticide containing arsenic


(ɑrˈsɛn ɪ kəl)

1. containing or relating to arsenic.
2. any of a group of pesticides, drugs, or other compounds containing arsenic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arsenical - a pesticide or drug containing arsenic
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
pesticide - a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)
Adj.1.arsenical - relating to or containing arsenicarsenical - relating to or containing arsenic; "arsenic vapor"


[ɑːˈsenɪkl] ADJarsénico, arsenical
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There was nothing on the walls but the paper, an expanse of arsenical green, soiled with indelible smudges here and there, and with stains resembling faded maps of uninhabited continents.
Arsenical bronze is rare in China and the Hepu cymbal could therefore have a foreign origin.
At Wilson, Westboro's arsenical signs included: "God Hates Fags," "Same-Sex Marriage Dooms Nations," "Why Did God Destroy Sodom?
The Company stated that it has decided to withdraw the marketing rights for 3-Nitro, a feed medicine containing organic arsenical roxarsone, after the suspension of U.
Samuel Djerassi was a physician who specialized in treating syphilis with the existing arsenical drugs.
In the beginning, the Sherwin Williams Paint Company (SWPC) sold the organic arsenical line of insecticides including paris green, lead arsenate and others.
rhodesiense infection is treated with melarsoprol, a highly toxic arsenical which causes a severe reactive encephalopathy in -10% of patients, half of whom die as a result (10).
Absorption, translocation and metabolism of the arsenical fungicides, iron methanearsonate and ammonium iron methanearsonate, in rice plants.
Early arsenical bronzes -- a metallurgical view, American Journal of Archaeology 71: 21-6.
We look forward to seeing if this novel form of organic arsenical will give clinicians an additional treatment option.
Although sale of roxarsone remains suspended in the United States, nitarsone, a chemically similar arsenical drug, continues to be sold (Zoetis 2013).