Meaning of arsenic

ar•se•nic

Pronunciation: (n.är'su-nik, ärs'nikadj.är-sen'ik), [key]
— n.
  1. a grayish-white element having a metallic luster, vaporizing when heated, and forming poisonous compounds. Symbol: As; at. wt.: 74.92; at. no.: 33.
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  3. a mineral, the native element, occurring in white or gray masses.
—adj.
  1. of or containing arsenic, esp. in the pentavalent state.
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