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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cacodylic acid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

spoken rather than written

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!