kermes mineral

kermes mineral
noun also kermes
: a soft brown-red powder consisting essentially of antimony trisulfide and antimony trioxide and used formerly as an alterative, diaphoretic, and emetic

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  • Kermes mineral — or Alkermes mineral (Sb2S3) is a compound of antimony oxides and sulphides, more specifically, antimony trioxide and trisulphide. This substance occurs in nature as the mineral Kermesite. It can be made or obtained in the laboratory by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Kermes mineral — Kermes Ker mes, n. [Ar. & Per. girmiz. See {Crimson}, and cf. {Alkermes}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The dried bodies of the females of a scale insect ({Kermes ilices} formerly {Coccus ilicis}), allied to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kermès minéral — ● Kermès minéral synonyme de kermésite …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • kermes mineral — ker·mes mineral kər (.)mēz n a soft brown red powder consisting essentially of oxides and sulfides of antimony and formerly used as an alterative, diaphoretic, and emetic …   Medical dictionary

  • kermès — [ kɛrmɛs ] n. m. • 1440; ar. al qirmiz, par l esp. alkermes → cramoisi 1 ♦ Insecte hémiptère (cochenilles) parasite de certains chênes, et dont les œufs séchés et traités servaient à fabriquer une teinture écarlate. Cette teinture. 2 ♦ Kermès ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Kermes — is a term that can refer to : * the insect genus Kermes , which includes Kermes ilicis and Kermes vermilio * Kermes (dye) made from it, of a crimson color * Kermes Oak the insect lives on *Kermes the name of a berry, used in the once famous… …   Wikipedia

  • Kermes — Ker mes, n. [Ar. & Per. girmiz. See {Crimson}, and cf. {Alkermes}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The dried bodies of the females of a scale insect ({Kermes ilices} formerly {Coccus ilicis}), allied to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of oak… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kermes ilices — Kermes Ker mes, n. [Ar. & Per. girmiz. See {Crimson}, and cf. {Alkermes}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The dried bodies of the females of a scale insect ({Kermes ilices} formerly {Coccus ilicis}), allied to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kermes ilices — Kermes Ker mes, n. [Ar. & Per. girmiz. See {Crimson}, and cf. {Alkermes}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The dried bodies of the females of a scale insect ({Kermes ilices} formerly {Coccus ilicis}), allied to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kermès — (kèr mès ) s. m. 1°   Terme d histoire naturelle. Petite coque ronde et rouge que forme la femelle du puceron dit coccus ilicis sur les feuilles, les tiges ou les branches d une espèce de chêne vert nommé quercus coccifera, L. ; cette coque donne …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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