Polychrest

Pol"y*chrest

(?), n. [Gr. useful for many purposes; poly`s many + useful, fr. to use: cf. F. polychreste.] (Med.) A medicine that serves for many uses, or that cures many diseases. [Obs.]
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Polychrest salt (Old Med. Chem.), potassium sulphate, specifically obtained by fusing niter with sulphur.
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