cupric arsenite

cupric arsenite
A poisonous green crystalline powder, obsolete as a medicinal agent; now used as an insecticide and pigment. SYN: copper arsenite, Scheele green.

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  • copper — A metallic element, atomic no. 29, atomic wt. 63.546; several of its salts are used in medicine. A bioelement found in a number of proteins. [L. cuprum, orig. Cyprium, fr. Cyprus, where it was mined] c. arsenite SYN: cupric arsenite. c.… …   Medical dictionary

  • green — A color between blue and yellow in the spectrum. For individual g. dyes, see specific names. Scheele g. SYN: cupric arsenite. * * * green grēn adj 1) of the color green 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • Scheele's green — /ʃilz ˈgrin/ (say sheelz green) noun cupric arsenite, Cu3(AsO3)2.2H2O, used as a pigment and insecticide. {named after KW Scheele} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Scheele's Green — IUPAC name copper hydrogen arsenite …   Wikipedia

  • chlorine — chlorinous, adj. /klawr een, in, klohr /, n. a halogen element, a heavy, greenish yellow, incombustible, water soluble, poisonous gas that is highly irritating to the respiratory organs, obtained chiefly by electrolysis of sodium chloride brine:… …   Universalium

  • iodine — /uy euh duyn , din/; in Chem. also /uy euh deen /, n. Chem. a nonmetallic halogen element occurring at ordinary temperatures as a grayish black crystalline solid that sublimes to a dense violet vapor when heated: used in medicine as an antiseptic …   Universalium

  • Scheele's green — noun A toxic cupric hydrogen arsenite with a greenish yellow hue, formerly used in paints …   Wiktionary