arsenic

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From Middle English arsenik, a borrowing from Middle French arsenic, from Latin arsenicum, from Ancient Greek ἀρσενικόν(arsenikón, yellow arsenic) (influenced by ἀρσενικός(arsenikós, potent, virile)), from Semitic (compare Classical Syriac ܙܪܢܝܟܐ(zarnīḵā), Aramaic 𐡆𐡓𐡍𐡉𐡊𐡀(zarnīḵā)), from Middle Iranian *zarnīk (compare Persian زرنی(zarnī, arsenic)), from Old Iranian *zarniya-ka- (compare Avestan 𐬰𐬀𐬭𐬀𐬥𐬌𐬌𐬀(zaraniia-, golden), Old Persian 𐎭𐎼𐎴𐎡𐎹(daraniya-, gold), Sanskrit हिरण्य(híraṇya, gold), Persian زر(zar, gold)), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃i. More at yellow.

Chemical element
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arsenic (countable and uncountable, plural arsenics)

  1. A nonmetallic chemical element (symbol As) with an atomic number of 33.
  2. (countable) A single atom of this element.
  3. Arsenic trioxide.

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arsenic (not comparable)

  1. Of, or containing arsenic with a valence of 5.

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arsenic m (uncountable)

  1. arsenic

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