Definition of Sandarach. Meaning of Sandarach. Synonyms of Sandarach

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Definition of Sandarach

Sandarach
Sandarach San"da*rach, Sandarac San"da*rac,, n. [L. sandaraca, Gr. ?.] 1. (Min.) Realgar; red sulphide of arsenic. [Archaic] 2. (Bot. Chem.) A white or yellow resin obtained from a Barbary tree (Callitris quadrivalvis or Thuya articulata), and pulverized for pounce; -- probably so called from a resemblance to the mineral.

Meaning of Sandarach from wikipedia

- Sandarac (or sandarach) is a resin obtained from the small cypress-like tree Tetraclinis articulata. The tree is native to the northwest of Africa with...
- and used since ancient times. Zosimos (circa 300 AD) describes roasting sandarach (realgar) to obtain cloud of ****nic (****nic trioxide), which he then...
- to Juba, the island "Topazus in the Red Sea", also had mines producing sandarach (realgar) and ochre, "but neither of them are imported to us from that...
- or spirit varnishes are made from very soft gums, such as s****ac and sandarach, dissolved in methylated spirit. They are used for internal work, drying...
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