arsine

noun
ar·​sine | \ är-ˈsēn How to pronounce arsine (audio) , ˈär-ˌsēn \

Definition of arsine

: a colorless flammable extremely poisonous gas AsH3 with an odor like garlic also : a derivative of arsine

Examples of arsine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reason for the latter recommendation is that arsenic has a tendency to transform to the airborne arsine (AsH3) given the right conditions of humidity and light. James Rogers, Fox News, "Deadly discovery: Poisonous books found in university library," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of arsine

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arsine

borrowed from French, from arsenic arsenic entry 1 + -ine -ine entry 2

Note: The term was introduced by the Alsace-born chemist Charles Frédéric Gerhardt (1816-56) in Précis de chimie organique, tome 1 (Paris, 1844), p. 389.

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“Arsine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arsine. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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arsine

noun
ar·​sine | \ är-ˈsēn, ˈär-ˌ How to pronounce arsine (audio) \

Medical Definition of arsine

: a colorless flammable extremely poisonous gas AsH3 with an odor like garlic also : a derivative of arsine

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