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[ahr-suh-neyt, -nit]
  1. a salt or ester of arsenic acid.
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Origin of arsenate

First recorded in 1790–1800; arsen- + -ate2
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Examples from the Web for arsenate

Historical Examples

  • Arsenate of lead will give effective control on garden legumes.

    Garden Pests in New Zealand

    D. Miller

  • It is made with the paste known as Swift's Arsenate Paste, mixed with water.

    Roses and Rose Growing

    Rose Georgina Kingsley

  • Arsenate of lead is sold as a paste and as a powder, and is mixed with water to form a spray, 3lb.

  • Arsenate of lead against the young caterpillars during November to February would act as an efficient control.

  • Arsenate of lead alone, as was to be expected, had little or no effect upon the aphides.

British Dictionary definitions for arsenate


  1. a salt or ester of arsenic acid, esp a salt containing the ion A 5 O 4 3–
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arsenate in Medicine


(ärsə-nĭt, -nāt′)
  1. A salt of arsenic acid.
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arsenate in Science


[ärsə-nĭt, ärsə-nāt′]
  1. A salt containing the radical AsO4.
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