Definition of algaroth in English:

algaroth

(also algarot, algoroth)

noun

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.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

algaroth

/ˈalɡərɒθ/