diphosgene

noun
di·​phos·​gene | \ (ˌ)dī-ˈfäz-ˌjēn How to pronounce diphosgene (audio) \

Definition of diphosgene

: a liquid compound C2Cl4O2 used as a poison gas in World War I

First Known Use of diphosgene

1918, in the meaning defined above

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diphosgene

noun
di·​phos·​gene | \ (ˈ)dī-ˈfäz-ˌjēn How to pronounce diphosgene (audio) \

Medical Definition of diphosgene

: a liquid compound C2Cl4O2 used as a poison gas in World War I

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