cacodylic acid

noun
cac·​o·​dyl·​ic acid | \ ˌka-kə-ˈdi-lik- How to pronounce cacodylic acid (audio) \

Definition of cacodylic acid

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

First Known Use of cacodylic acid

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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The first known use of cacodylic acid was in 1840

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cacodylic acid

noun
cac·​o·​dyl·​ic acid | \ ˌkak-ə-ˌdil-ik- How to pronounce cacodylic acid (audio) \

Medical Definition of cacodylic acid

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

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