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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; A white powdered poisonous trioxide.

Usage examples (35)
  • The green paint of this period invariably contains arsenic.
  • The name arsenic comes from the Greek word arsenikon, which means orpiment.
  • The toxic compounds in arsenic are arsenate and arsenite.
  • Reed believes her son has reason to worry because "arsenic is poison." for more
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