cacodyl oxide

noun

Definition of cacodyl oxide

: a heavy oily liquid (AsC2H6)2O that has a repulsive odor and is obtained by distilling arsenic trioxide with potassium acetate

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First Known Use of cacodyl oxide

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cacodyl oxide

International Scientific Vocabulary cacodyl + oxide; originally formed as German kakodyloxyd

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“Cacodyl oxide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cacodyl%20oxides. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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