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arsenite

[ahr-suh-nahyt]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a salt or ester of arsenous acid.

Origin of arsenite

First recorded in 1790–1800; arsen- + -ite1
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Examples from the Web for arsenite

Historical Examples

  • Arsenite of soda or Atlas Compound 79 is used in the first layer or two to keep out white ants.

    Cottage Building in Cob, Pis, Chalk and Clay

    Clough Williams-Ellis

  • The Terchloride, and the Arsenite of Potash, are the preparations most frequently employed.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland


British Dictionary definitions for arsenite

arsenite

noun
  1. a salt or ester of arsenous acid, esp a salt containing the ion A 5 O 3 3–
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