arsenical

[ ahr-sen-i-kuh l ]
/ ɑrˈsɛn ɪ kəl /

adjective

containing or relating to arsenic.

noun

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

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Origin of arsenical

First recorded in 1595–1605; arsenic + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM arsenical

non·ar·sen·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for arsenical

arsenical
/ (ɑːˈsɛnɪkəl) /

adjective

of or containing arsenic

noun

a drug or insecticide containing arsenic
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Medical definitions for arsenical

arsenical
[ är-sĕnĭ-kəl ]

n.

An agent containing arsenic.

adj.

Of, relating to, or containing arsenic.
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