Scheele's green


Scheele's green
Schee·le's green 'shā-ləz-, -lēz- n a poisonous yellowish green pigment consisting essentially of a copper arsenite and used esp. as an insecticide
Schee·le 'shā-lə Carl Wilhelm (1742-1786)
Swedish chemist. Scheele is most famous as the chemist who is now credited with discovering oxygen at least two years before Joseph Priestley. (Priestley had long been accepted as the original discoverer.) Scheele spent his life as an apothecary, working in his small chemical laboratory in his spare time. He first described Scheele's green in an article on arsenic published in 1775.

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  • scheele's green — ˈshāləz , lēz noun Etymology: after Karl W. Scheele died 1786 Swedish chemist 1. usually capitalized S : a poisonous yellowish green pigment consisting essentially of a copper arsenite and used especially formerly in paints 2. often capitalized S …   Useful english 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

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  • 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