Meaning of POWDER OF ALGAROTH in English

POWDER OF ALGAROTH

-ˈalgəˌrȯth, -räth

Usage: usually capitalized A

Etymology: part translation of French poudre d'algaroth, from poudre powder + d' of + algaroth powder of algaroth, from Italian algarotto, from Vittorio Algarotto died 1604 Italian physician

: a white powder of variable composition consisting principally of antimony oxychloride formed by the action of much water on antimony trichloride and used chiefly in the preparation of tartar emetic and formerly in medicine

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