• WordNet 3.6
    • adj arsenious relating to compounds in which arsenic is trivalent
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning "containing arsenic."
    • Arsenious Pertaining to, consisting of, or containing, arsenic; as, arsenious powder or glass.
    • Arsenious (Chem) Pertaining to, or derived from, arsenic, when having an equivalence next lower than the highest; as, arsenious acid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • arsenious Pertaining to or containing arsenic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Arsenious of or containing arsenic
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. arsénieux,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. arsenikon, arsen, male; the alchemists fancied some metals male, others female.


In literature:

The sublimate, in this case, presents itself as the arsenious acid, or the metallic arsenic itself.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
Arsenious acid, I suppose, to eat it out?
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
In 1832 he investigated the dimorphism of arsenious acid and antimony oxide.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882" by Various
The hydrogen decomposes arsenious acid, and forms arseniuretted hydrogen.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Also, administer the following: Arsenious Acid, one dram; Ferri Sulphate, three ounces; Pulv.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Arsenious oxide is also used as a chemical reagent in glass making and in the dye industry.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Arsenious acid in tonic doses (3 to 7 grains) three times daily may be given.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Arsenious acid 16 grams 12 grams.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
The standard-strength bath prepared as above contains practically 0.19 per cent arsenious oxid when fresh.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
It can also be obtained by the reduction of white arsenic (arsenious oxide) with carbon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Electrolytes possess the power of coagulating solutions of colloids such as albumen and arsenious sulphide.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
White enamel is made by the addition of stannic and arsenious acids to the flux.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
Powdered white arsenic (arsenious acid) may be fed to rats in almost any of the baits mentioned under barium carbonate and strychnin.
"House Rats and Mice" by David E. Lantz
COMMON NAMES, Arsenous or Arsenious Bromide; Arsenic Tribromide.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Arsenious acid is found in commerce in the form of a white powder or in small opaque cakes.
"Memoranda on Poisons" by Thomas Hawkes Tanner