noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology.
a white, water-soluble, sweet and metallic-tasting, poisonous powder or granules, C 4 H 4 KO 7 Sb, used as a mordant for dyeing textiles and leather, and in medicine as an expectorant, for inducing vomiting, and for infections by schistosomes.
another name for antimony potassium tartrate
tartar emetic n.
A poisonous crystalline compound used in medicine as an expectorant and in the treatment of parasitic infections, such as schistosomiasis.
- Potassium-argon dating
[puh-tas-ee-uh m-ahr-gon] /pəˈtæs i əmˌɑr gɒn/ noun, Geology. 1. a method for estimating the age of a mineral or rock, based on measurement of the rate of decay of radioactive potassium into argon. noun 1. a technique for determining the age of minerals based on the occurrence in natural potassium of a small fixed amount […]
noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology. 1. a white, crystalline, slightly alkaline, salty-tasting, water-soluble powder, KHCO 3 , produced by the passage of carbon dioxide through an aqueous potassium carbonate solution: used in cookery as a leavening agent and in medicine as an antacid. potassium bicarbonate n. A compound in the form of a white powder or colorless […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. . noun, Chemistry. 1. an orange-red, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous powder, K 2 Cr 2 O 7 , used chiefly in dyeing, photography, and as a laboratory reagent. noun 1. an orange-red crystalline soluble solid substance that is a good oxidizing agent and is used in making chrome pigments and as a bleaching […]
noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, hygroscopic, poisonous solid, KHC 2 O 4 , that is usually hydrated: used chiefly for removing ink stains, cleaning metal and wood, and in photography.