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Definition of the noun vesicant

What does vesicant mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: vesicants

  1. a chemical agent that causes blistering (especially mustard gas)

Alternative definition of the noun vesicant


  1. Any material that causes blisters upon contact with the skin.

Definition of the adjective vesicant

What does vesicant mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. causing blisters

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Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

Vesicant gas. chemical warfare gas. war gas. coal gas. a flammable, explosive, toxic gas comprised chiefly of methane, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen. It is produced by the distillation of coal and used for heating and lighting fluohydric acid ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: Abaca to Buxus (1899)

by Sir George Watt, Edgar Thurston, T. N. Mukharji

vesicant. Mustard poultices prove highly serviceable in cases of febrile and inflammatory diseases, internal congestions, spasmodic, neuralgic, and rheumatic affections. Mustard flour in water is highly recommended as a speedy and safe ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (2016)

Once the EPR spectra of the control samples were recorded and characterized, titration experiments were performed on the same control with the particular vesicant agent under study. The vesicant agent, an oily liquid, was carefully ...

Google previewCommon Sense Dictionary for First Responders (2006)

by Frank L. Fire

A vesicant war gas. In addition to its toxicity and ability to be absorbed through the skin, it can cause blindness. mustard lewisite.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: pt. 1. Pachyrhizus to Rye. pt. 2. Sabadilla to Silica. pt. 3. Silk to Tea. pt. 4. Tectona to Zygophillum (1893)

by Sir George Watt

It IS a powerful vesicant, and when applied to the skin caused blistering within twelve hours. Extensive a plication of the oil produced painful micturition and haematuria. When a ministered internally in small doses, no physiological effect was ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1892)

by Sir George Watt

There is no doubt, however, that though perhaps inferior to cantharides, it is nevertheless a powerful vesicant, which may be resorted to with benefit when the officinal drug is not available. Taken internally it is an acrid stimulant, and in large ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015)

Some drugs, such as vincristine and Adriamycin, are particularly ' vesicant'. Sometimes, extravasation, leakage of the drug outside the vein, occurs and ...

Google previewLivestock Health Encyclopedia (2013)

by Rudolph Seiden, Richard R. Dykstra, W. James Gough

->VESICANT. BLISTERING AGENTS are called VESICANTS. ->BLISTERING OINTMENT. BLISTERING OINTMENTs are employed as irritants and counterirritants, e.g., in the treatment of LAMENEss. Often they are used to support the effect of ...

Google previewA Pentaglot Dictionary of the Terms Employed in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology... (1845)

by Shirley Palmer

VESiCANT,Vi!SiCATOiRE,adj., — vesicans, L., — vesicant, vesicatory: an epithet des- ignative of remedies, — vesicantia, vesicatoria, £., — W«smri<.'/»!WfMittel,G. ; which,appli- ed to the skin, produce a collection of serum beneath the ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

the dried insect Cantharis vesicatoria, which contains cantharidin, formerly used as a topical vesicant. Also called Spanish fly. cantharidine, topical vesicant extracted from the dried ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of World War I (1998)

by Ian V. Hogg

A "vesicant" gas, it raises blisters on the skin, blinds, and is a systemic poison when either ingested through the skin or when breathed. It is sufficiently corrosive to penetrate ordinary clothing and boots to attack the skin beneath. At the time of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

lewisite (L; an arseniccontaining vesicant), and phosgene oxime (CX;ahalogenated oxime that is very different in propertiesandtoxicity from the other agents). Mustard vapor ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Vesicant, n. See VESICATORY. Vesicatory, n. Blister, epispastic, vesicant. Vesicle, «. Cell, cyst, utricle, bladder. Vesper, n.

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

vesicant 804 vesicant n. an agent that causes blistering of.

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Scrabble value of V4E1S1I1C3A1N1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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