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cacodylic acid

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noun cac·o·dyl·ic acid \ˌka-kə-ˈdi-lik-\

Definition of cacodylic acid

  1. :  a toxic crystalline compound of arsenic C2H7AsO2 used especially as an herbicide



Origin and Etymology of cacodylic acid

German Kakodyl the radical As(CH3)2, from Greek kakōdēs foul-smelling, from kak- + -ōdēs (akin to Greek ozein to smell) — more at odor


First Known Use: 1850


Medical Dictionary

cacodylic acid

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noun cac·o·dyl·ic acid \ˌkak-ə-ˌdil-ik-\

Medical Definition of cacodylic acid

  1. :  a toxic crystalline compound of arsenic C2H7AsO2 used especially as an herbicide




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