cacodylic acid


cac·o·dyl·ic acid

noun \ˌka-kə-ˈdi-lik-\

Definition of CACODYLIC ACID

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

Origin 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

cac·o·dyl·ic acid

noun \ˌkak-ə-ˌdil-ik-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CACODYLIC ACID

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

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