tartar emetic


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tartar emetic

n.
A poisonous crystalline compound, K(SbO)C4H4O6· 1/2 H2O, used in medicine as an expectorant and in the treatment of parasitic infections, such as schistosomiasis.

tartar emetic

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for antimony potassium tartrate

tar′tar emet`ic


n.
a poisonous powder, C4H4KO7Sb, used as a mordant for dyeing and in medicine as an expectorant, emetic, etc.
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Noun1.tartar emetic - a poisonous colorless salt used as a mordant and in medicinetartar emetic - a poisonous colorless salt used as a mordant and in medicine
mordant - a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process
tartrate - a salt or ester of tartaric acid
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Though unstated in the official record, Hammond's real "crime" was his removal of calomel and tartar emetic from the Standard Supply Table, showing how decidedly hidebound his colleagues were to the old--even dangerous--remedies of the past.
She once dealt with the theft of food by baking a pie with tartar emetic, leaving it on the table to "cool overnight.