Medical Dictionary

Clayton gas

noun Clay·ton gas \ˈklāt-ən-\

Medical Definition of CLAYTON GAS

:  a poisonous gas mixture used on ships for exterminating vermin

Biographical Note for CLAYTON GAS

Clayton, T. A. 19th-century British chemist who invented the apparatus for generating the gas known as Clayton gas.


May 30, 2015
metadata Hear it
data about other data
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears