arsinic acid

noun
ar·​sin·​ic acid | \ (ˈ)är¦sinik- \

Definition of arsinic acid

1 : any of a series of organic acids (such as cacodylic acid) having the general formula RR′AsOOH and obtainable by oxidizing disubstituted organic arsines [as dimethyl-arsine (CH3)2AsH]

History and Etymology for arsinic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary arsine + -ic

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More About arsinic acid

Dictionary Entries Near arsinic acid

arsine

arsinic acid

arsino-

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for arsinic acid

Cite this Entry

“Arsinic acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arsinic%20acid. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!