Meaning of algaroth in English:


Pronunciation /ˈalɡərɒθ/


(also algarot)
archaic, historical Chemistry
  • Antimony oxychloride, a white solid formerly used in powdered form as an emetic. Also "algaroth powder", "Algaroth's powder", "powder of algaroth".

    Formula: SbOCl.


Mid 17th century. From French algaroth, †algarot, †algorot from the name of Vittorio Algarotti (1553–1604; also known (internationally) as Victor Algarotti, and (formerly) †Algarotto, †Algorotto), a physician of Verona, who pioneered the medical use of the substance.