arsenic acid

noun Chemistry.

a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, H3AsO4⋅½H2O, used chiefly in the manufacture of arsenates.

Origin of arsenic acid

First recorded in 1795–1805 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for arsenic acid

arsenic acid


a white poisonous soluble crystalline solid used in the manufacture of arsenates and insecticides. Formula: H 3 AsO 4
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Medicine definitions for arsenic acid

arsenic acid

[ är-sĕnĭk ]


A poisonous, white, translucent crystalline compound used to manufacture medical arsenates.
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