arsphenamine

noun
ars·​phen·​a·​mine | \ ärs-ˈfe-nə-ˌmēn How to pronounce arsphenamine (audio) , -mən \

Definition of arsphenamine

: a light-yellow toxic hygroscopic powder C12Cl2H14As2N2O2·2H2O formerly used in the treatment especially of syphilis and yaws

First Known Use of arsphenamine

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arsphenamine

ars(enic) entry 1 + phen- + amine

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The first known use of arsphenamine was in 1917

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“Arsphenamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arsphenamine. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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arsphenamine

noun
ars·​phen·​a·​mine | \ ärs-ˈfen-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce arsphenamine (audio) , -mən How to pronounce arsphenamine (audio) \

Medical Definition of arsphenamine

: a light-yellow toxic hygroscopic powder C12Cl2H14As2N2O2·2H2O formerly used in the treatment especially of syphilis and yaws

called also salvarsan, six-o-six

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