Denoting the element a. or one of its compounds, especially a. acid.

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ar·se·nic1 (As) (ahrґsə-nik) [L. arsenicum, arsenium, or arsenum; from Gr. arsēn strong] a nonmetallic element, occurring as a brittle, lustrous, grayish solid, with a garlicky odor. Atomic number, 33; atomic weight, 74.922; specific gravity, 5.73; it is toxic by inhalation and ingestion and is carcinogenic. Although arsenic and its compounds have been widely employed in medicine, it is now rarely used and is important only in the treatment of certain tropical parasitic diseases. See also arsenic poisoning, under poisoning.

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  • arsenic — ARSÉNIC s.n. Pulbere fină, albă, cu miros de usturoi, foarte toxică pentru om; arsen (2). ♢ (Adjectival) Acid arsenic = acid rezultat din combinarea arsenului (1) cu acid azotic. – Din fr. arsenic, lat. arsenicum. Trimis de romac, 25.10.2007.… …   Dicționar Român

  • arsenios — ARSENIÓS adj. (În sintagma) Acid arsenios = acid al arsenicului, stabil numai în soluţii apoase. [pr.: ni os] – Din fr. arsénieux. Trimis de ana zecheru, 22.03.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  arseniós adj. m.(sil. ni os), pl. arsenióşi; f …   Dicționar Român

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