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tartar emetic

n :  a poisonous efflorescent crystalline salt KSbOC4H4O6·½H2O of sweetish metallic taste that is used in dyeing as a mordant and in medicine as an expectorant, in the treatment of amebiasis, and formerly as an emetic - called also antimony potassium tartrate , otassium antimonyltartrate , artrated antimony  .

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