phosgene

noun phos·gene \ ˈfäz-ˌjēn \
Updated on: 5 May 2018

Definition of phosgene

: a colorless gas COCl2 of unpleasant odor that is a severe respiratory irritant that has been used in chemical warfare

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Origin and Etymology of phosgene

Greek phōs light + -genēs born, produced — more at fancy, -gen; from its originally having been obtained by the action of sunlight


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phosgene

noun phos·gene \ ˈfäz-ˌjēn \

medical Definition of phosgene

: a colorless gas COCl2 of unpleasant odor that is a severe respiratory irritant and has been used in chemical warfare

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