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

Origin and Etymology of 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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