Definition of roxarsone in English:

roxarsone

Syllabification: rox·ar·sone
Pronunciation: /räkˈsärˌsōn
 
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noun

  • An arsenic-containing antibiotic drug that is widely used as a food additive in the poultry industry to promote growth and control intestinal parasites. It is considered a source of arsenic contamination in water near some large poultry producers.
    More example sentences
    • Organic arsenic is an approved ingredient in roxarsone, a feed additive used in poultry and swine.
    • Roxarsone, an organoarsenic compound, is added to poultry feed to improve weight gain and feed efficiency.
    • Claims that an boy developed leukemia because of environmental exposure to the medicated feed additive, roxarsone, may be going back to court as a result of a ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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