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A poisonous colorless crystalline compound, AgNO3, that becomes grayish black when exposed to light in the presence of organic matter and is used in manufacturing photographic film, silvering mirrors, dyeing hair, plating silver, and in medicine as a cautery and antiseptic.
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline soluble poisonous substance used in making photographic emulsions, other silver salts, and as a medical antiseptic and astringent. Formula: AgNO3. See also lunar caustic
a corrosive, poisonous powder, AgNO3, used in making photographic emulsions and mirrors, as a laboratory reagent, and as an antiseptic and astringent.
A poisonous, clear, crystalline compound, AgNO3, that darkens when exposed to light. It is used in photography and silver plating, and as an external antiseptic.
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|Noun||1.||silver nitrate - a nitrate used in making photographic emulsions; also used in medicine as a cautery and as a topical antibacterial agent|
photographic emulsion, emulsion - a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin
lunar caustic - silver nitrate fused into sticks and formerly used as a caustic
caustic - any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
nitrate - any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)