copper sulfate

copper sulfate
copper sulfate n the sulfate of bivalent copper that is best known as the blue crystalline hydrate CuSO4·5H2O, is used as an algicide and fungicide, and has been used medicinally in solution as an emetic but is not now recommended for such use because of its potential toxicity called also cupric sulfate

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cupric sulfate; see under cupric.

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  • copper sulfate — noun a copper salt made by the action of sulfuric acid on copper oxide • Syn: ↑copper sulphate, ↑cupric sulfate, ↑cupric sulphate • Hypernyms: ↑sulfate, ↑sulphate • Hyponyms: ↑blu …   Useful english dictionary

  • copper sulfate — noun Date: 1869 a sulfate of copper; especially the normal sulfate that is white in the anhydrous form but blue in the crystalline hydrous form CuSO4•5H2O and that is often used as an algicide and fungicide …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • copper sulfate — Chem. See blue vitriol. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

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