vesicant

noun
ves·​i·​cant | \ ˈve-si-kənt How to pronounce vesicant (audio) \

Definition of vesicant

: an agent (such as a chemical weapon) that induces blistering

Other Words from vesicant

vesicant adjective

First Known Use of vesicant

1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vesicant

Latin vesica bladder, blister

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“Vesicant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vesicant. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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vesicant

noun
ves·​i·​cant | \ ˈves-i-kənt How to pronounce vesicant (audio) \

Medical Definition of vesicant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an agent (such as a drug or a chemical weapon) that induces blistering

vesicant

adjective

Medical Definition of vesicant (Entry 2 of 2)

: producing or tending to produce blisters vesicant chemotherapy drugs

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