arsphenamine

noun
ars·phen·a·mine | \ärs-ˈfe-nə-ˌmēn, -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

International Scientific Vocabulary arsenic + phenamine

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arsphenamine

noun
ars·phen·a·mine | \ärs-ˈfen-ə-ˌmēn, -mən \

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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