powder of algaroth


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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  • Algaroth — Algarot Al ga*rot, Algaroth Al ga*roth, n. [F. algaroth, fr. the name of the inventor, Algarotti.] (Med.) A term used for the Powder of Algaroth, a white powder which is a compound of trichloride and trioxide of antimony. It was formerly used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Algaroth powder — /al geuh rawth , roth /. See antimony oxychloride. [1795 1805; part trans. of F poudre d algaroth powder of algaroth < It algarotto, named after Vittorio Algarotto (d. 1604), Italian physician] * * * …   Universalium

  • Algaroth powder — /al geuh rawth , roth /. See antimony oxychloride. [1795 1805; part trans. of F poudre d algaroth powder of algaroth < It algarotto, named after Vittorio Algarotto (d. 1604), Italian physician] …   Useful english dictionary

  • algaroth — noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized : powder of algaroth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Algarot — Al ga*rot, Algaroth Al ga*roth, n. [F. algaroth, fr. the name of the inventor, Algarotti.] (Med.) A term used for the Powder of Algaroth, a white powder which is a compound of trichloride and trioxide of antimony. It was formerly used in medicine …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Algarot — IUPAC name antimony oxide chloride …   Wikipedia

  • List of alchemical substances — Alchemical studies produced a number of substances, which were later classified as particular chemical compounds or mixtures of compounds.Many of these terms were in common use into the 20th century.* Aqua Fortis nitric acid, can be formed by 2… …   Wikipedia

  • antimony oxychloride — Chem. a white, water insoluble powder, SbOCl, used chiefly in the manufacture of antimony salts. Also called Algaroth powder. * * * …   Universalium

  • antimony oxychloride — Chem. a white, water insoluble powder, SbOCl, used chiefly in the manufacture of antimony salts. Also called Algaroth powder …   Useful english dictionary