cacodylic acid

noun cac·o·dyl·ic acid \ ˌka-kə-ˈdi-lik- \

Definition of cacodylic acid

: a toxic crystalline compound of arsenic C2H7AsO2 used especially as an herbicide

Origin and Etymology of cacodylic acid

German Kakodyl the radical As(CH3)2, from Greek kakōdēs foul-smelling, from kak- + -ōdēs (akin to Greek ozein to smell) — more at odor


Medical Dictionary

cacodylic acid

noun cac·o·dyl·ic acid \ ˌkak-ə-ˌdil-ik- \

medical Definition of cacodylic acid

: a toxic crystalline compound of arsenic C2H7AsO2 used especially as an herbicide

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