\pˈɪkɹə͡ʊmə͡l], \pˈɪkɹəʊməl], \p_ˈɪ_k_ɹ_əʊ_m_əl]\
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By William R. Warner
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
A name given by Thenard to a colourless, soft substance, of an acrid, bitter, saccharine taste, nauseous smell, and very soluble in water, which is considered to be a bilate of soda. It is not an immediate principle, but a mixture of different substances. It forms part of the bile, and is generally classed amongst the animal immediate principles.
By Robley Dunglison