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charcoal

 [chahr´kōl]
carbon prepared by charring wood or other organic material.
activated charcoal the residue of destructive distillation of various organic materials, treated to increase its adsorptive power; used as a general purpose antidote.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

char·coal

(char'kōl),
Carbon obtained by heating or burning wood with restricted access of air.
Synonym(s): carbo
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

charcoal

(1) Activated charcoal.  
(2) Carbo veg; Carbo vegitabilis.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

char·coal

(chahr'kōl)
Carbon obtained by heating or burning wood with restricted access of air.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

charcoal

A black substance formed by heating wood in an atmosphere of restricted oxygen. Charcoal is a powerful adsorber of gases and of fine particulate matter and can be used as an antidote to various poisons, a deodorant, a filter and a remover of intestinal gas. Activated charcoal has been treated to increased its adsorptive properties. It is on the WHO official list.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

char·coal

(chahr'kōl)
Carbon obtained by heating or burning wood with restricted access of air.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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