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tartar emetic Syllabification: tar·tar e·met·ic

Definition of tartar emetic in English:

noun

A toxic compound used in treating protozoal disease in animals, as a mordant in dyeing, and formerly as an emetic.
Example sentences
  • 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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