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phosgene

noun phos·gene \ˈfäz-ˌjēn\

Definition of PHOSGENE

:  a colorless gas COCl2 of unpleasant odor that is a severe respiratory irritant that has been used in chemical warfare

Origin of PHOSGENE

Greek phōs light + -genēs born, produced — more at fancy, -gen; from its originally having been obtained by the action of sunlight
First Known Use: 1812

phosgene

noun phos·gene \ˈfäz-ˌjēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHOSGENE

:  a colorless gas COCl2 of unpleasant odor that is a severe respiratory irritant and has been used in chemical warfare

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