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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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Arsenobetaine is also an organic arsenical and is the main arsenic-containing compound found in many fish (Molin et al.
In the beginning, the Sherwin Williams Paint Company (SWPC) sold the organic arsenical line of insecticides including paris green, lead arsenate and others.
The publication concludes that darinaparsin's range of action against these multiple drivers of neoplastic cell proliferation may make this organic arsenical an effective therapy for multiple resistant solid and hematological malignancies.
We look forward to seeing if this novel form of organic arsenical will give clinicians an additional treatment option.
Abstract 5163: "In vitro activity of a novel organic arsenical (S-dimethylarsino-glutathione, ZIO-101) against multiple myeloma," by Lawrence Boise, Ph.
is the chair of the Organic Arsenical Products Task Force, an organization consisting of the producers of organic arsenic products (Drexel Chemical Co, and Luxembourg Industries Ltd.
Some seafood contains high levels of arsenobetaine, an organic arsenical that is relatively nontoxic and excreted rapidly in urine intact (Vahter et al.

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