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Definition of "arsenite" [ar•sen•ite]

  • Any oxyanion of trivalent arsenic, especially the AsO33- anion (or protonated derivatives); Any salt containing this anion, or any ester of arsenious acid (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "arsenite" in a sentence
  • "Short-term arsenite exposure to induce oxidative stress did not modify the pattern of protein pull-down, but appeared to result in elevated CBP80 purification ("
  • "The toxic compounds in arsenic are arsenate and arsenite."
  • "The press release for Professor Andy Meharg's book Venomous Earth, "scientific, cultural and political history of arsenic", mentions further arsenical anecdotes such as the Madeleine Smith case, William Morris wallpapers, and the origin of a long-standing Scottish prejudice against green sweets (a fondness of traders in 19th century Greenock for the toxic Scheele's Green - copper arsenite - as a food dye in confectionery)."