arsenical

[ahr-sen-i-kuh l]
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adjective

containing or relating to arsenic.

noun

any of a group of pesticides, drugs, or other compounds containing arsenic.

Origin of arsenical

First recorded in 1595–1605; arsenic + -al1
Related formsnon·ar·sen·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for arsenical

arsenical

adjective

of or containing arsenic

noun

a drug or insecticide containing arsenic
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Medicine definitions for arsenical

arsenical

[är-sĕnĭ-kəl]

n.

An agent containing arsenic.

adj.

Of, relating to, or containing arsenic.
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