<chemistry> A salt of nitric acid. Nitrate of silver, a white crystalline salt (AgNO3), used in photography and as a cauterizing agent.

Synonyms: lunar caustic.

Origin: Cf. F. Nitrate.

(01 Mar 1998)

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