diphosgene

noun

di·​phos·​gene (ˌ)dī-ˈfäz-ˌjēn How to pronounce diphosgene (audio)
: a liquid compound C2Cl4O2 used as a poison gas in World War I

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First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of diphosgene was in 1918

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“Diphosgene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diphosgene. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

diphosgene

noun
di·​phos·​gene (ˈ)dī-ˈfäz-ˌjēn How to pronounce diphosgene (audio)
: a liquid compound C2Cl4O2 used as a poison gas in World War I

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