plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Atoxyl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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