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Of or containing arsenic.
A drug or preparation containing arsenic.
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(Elements & Compounds) of or containing arsenic
1. (Elements & Compounds) a drug or insecticide containing arsenic
2. (Pharmacology) a drug or insecticide containing arsenic
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(ɑrˈsɛn ɪ kəl)

1. containing or relating to arsenic.
2. any of a group of pesticides, drugs, or other compounds containing arsenic.
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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"
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[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.
Although nail or hair arsenic levels do integrate exposure over a longer timeframe, it is not clear to what extent they represent aggregate exposure to arsenicals from all sources, including food, which contains inorganic, methylated, and other organic arsenicals, and from drinking water in which iAs is the predominant arsenical (Kile et al.
Among their topics are the adsorptive removal of mercury from water and wastewater by chitosan and its derivatives, the effect of chitosan modification on its structure and specific surface area, applying chitin and chitosan-based adsorbents to remove natural dyes from wastewater, environmental applications for removing arsenicals, the role of surfactants in enhancing the biosorption capacity of chitosan, and graphene oxide-chitosan furnished monodisperse platinum nanoparticle as importantly competent and reusable nanosorbents for removing methylene blue.
Before that, the only antimicrobials available were the arsenicals (arsphenamine and neosalvarsan), which were used to treat syphilis.
To overcome negative feedback of poor bioavailability (due to limited solubility in water), these compounds (arsenicals) are often used as mediated to a nanosize [3], Being subjected to nanostructurization through mechanochemical milling in solutions with some biocompatible polymers such as polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), that is, polyvinylpyrrolidone [([C.sub.6][H.sub .9]ON).sub.n], the arsenic sulfide polymorphs form nanocomposites possessing an excellent medicinal efficacy due to DNA damage and apoptosis-induced cellular effect on a number of human cancer cell lines |4-6].
Arsenicals were used for about 60 years, but beetles developed resistance, produced resistant offspring, and arsenicals became ineffective.
As for the wine, it contains more toxic arsenicals, but they are rarely if ever present at concentrations that pose a risk.
(6.) Organic arsenicals [Web page', Environmental Protection Agency.
After WWII Monsanto and others entered the DDT market as it rapidly replaced the older organic arsenicals. There was no patent protection and soon profits were elusive and sales started to dwindle.
The European Union has never approved the use of arsenicals in animal feed, acknowledging the lack of science supporting health or safety standards for such use.
Styblo M, Del Razo LM, Vega L, Germolec DR, LeCluyse EL, Hamilton GA, Reed W, Wang C, Cullen WR, Thomas DJ (2000) Comparative toxicity of trivalent and pentavalent inorganic and methylated arsenicals in rat and human cells.