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arsphenamine

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noun ars·phen·a·mine \ärs-ˈfe-nə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Definition of arsphenamine

  1. :  a light-yellow toxic hygroscopic powder C12Cl2H14As2N2O2·2H2O formerly used in the treatment especially of syphilis and yaws



Origin and Etymology of arsphenamine

International Scientific Vocabulary arsenic + phenamine


First Known Use: 1917


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arsphenamine

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noun ars·phen·a·mine \ärs-ˈfen-ə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Medical Definition of arsphenamine

  1. :  a light-yellow toxic hygroscopic powder C12Cl2H14As2N2O2·2H2O formerly used in the treatment especially of syphilis and yaws—called also salvarsan, six-o-six




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