arsine

noun

ar·​sine är-ˈsēn How to pronounce arsine (audio)
ˈär-ˌsēn
: 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, 6 July 2018

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Word History

Etymology

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.

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arsine was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Arsine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arsine. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

arsine

noun
ar·​sine är-ˈsēn How to pronounce arsine (audio)
ˈär-ˌsēn
: a colorless flammable extremely poisonous gas with an odor like garlic

Medical Definition

arsine

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