Definition of Realgar

1. Noun. A rare soft orange mineral consisting of arsenic sulphide; an important ore of arsenic.

Terms within: Arsenic, As, Atomic Number 33
Generic synonyms: Mineral



Definition of Realgar

1. n. Arsenic sulphide, a mineral of a brilliant red color; red orpiment. It is also an artificial product.

Definition of Realgar

1. Noun. (minerology) A mineral, arsenic sulfide (AsS), often associated with orpiment and stibnite in lead, silver and gold ores. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Realgar

1. a mineral [n -S]

Medical Definition of Realgar

1. Arsenic sulphide, a mineral of a brilliant red colour; red orpiment. It is also an artificial product. Origin: F. Realgar, Sp. Rejalgar, Ar. Rahj al ghar powder of the mine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Realgar

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1. Elements of chemistry: theoretical and practical by William Allen Miller (1868)
"realgar is insoluble in water: it is readily attacked by nitric acid and by aqua ... realgar is one of the ingredients of white Indian fire, which is often ..."

2. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"Hardness and specific gravity essentially the same as realgar, with which it ... realgar and orpiment are very beautiful, though not abundant minerals which ..."

3. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"Hardness and specific gravity essentially the same as realgar, ... realgar and orpiment are very beautiful, though not abundant minerals which occur ..."

4. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1860)
"J. When heated in closed vessels, realgar and afterwards is sublimed without decomposition. The su mass is hard, brittle, transparent, and of a beautiful ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on Metallurgy: Adapted from the Last German Edition of by Bruno Kerl, William Crookes, Ernst Otto Röhrig (1868)
"27 Ibs. of realgar. When roasted, the residues in the retorts still yield about 35 per cent of ... C. Production of realgar from Arsenious Acid and Sulphur. ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on Metallurgy: Adapted from the Last German Edition of by Sir William Crookes, Bruno Kerl, Ernst Otto Röhring (1868)
"PRODUCTION OF COLOURED ARSENIC GLASS (realgar AND ORPIMENT.) Coloured arsenic glass is frequently produced in smelting works together with metallic arsenic ..."

7. Handbook of Metallurgy by Carl Schnabel (1898)
"The life of a retort is about 150 charges. 3. THE PRODUCTION OF RED ARSENIC GLASS OR realgar realgar (also known as ruby sulphur, ..."

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