arsenate :

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  • n  a salt or ester of arsenic acid

  • It is less toxic than other insecticides (arsenate of lead, nicotine), in two years has not injured any of the thousands of workers who have handled it constantly.
  • What got less attention at the time is the fact that CCA stands for chromated copper arsenate--a form of arsenic.
  • Compounds that contain calcium arsenate, for example, may damage annual bluegrass; those containing dacthal and zytron can harm fescues and bent grasses.

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