Definition of tartar emetic in English:

tartar emetic

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[mass noun]
  • A toxic compound used in treating protozoal disease in animals, as a mordant in dyeing, and formerly as an emetic.
    • Alternative name: potassium antimony tartrate; chemical formula: K(SbO)C4H4O6
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    • The preferred thripsicide is tartar emetic which has the chemical name potassium antimony tartrate.
    • An experimental group of 50 male and 50 female rats was administered 5 ppm potassium antimony tartrate in water.
    • He identified the label found at the prisoner's house as that which he had placed on the tartar emetic then purchased.

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