atoxyl

noun
atox·​yl | \ əˈtäksə̇l, āˈ-, -ēl \
plural -s

Definition of atoxyl

: a white crystalline compound C6H7AsNNaO3·4H2O formerly used in the treatment of syphilis and sleeping sickness, its use frequently causing blindness : the monosodium salt of para-arsanilic acid

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History and Etymology for atoxyl

International Scientific Vocabulary a- entry 2 + toxic + -yl; originally formed in German

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“Atoxyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atoxyl. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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