vesicant

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noun ves·i·cant \ˈve-si-kənt\

Definition of vesicant

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

vesicant

adjective

Origin and Etymology of vesicant

Latin vesica bladder, blister


First Known Use: 1661


Medical Dictionary

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vesicant

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noun ves·i·cant \ˈves-i-kənt\

Medical Definition of vesicant

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


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vesicant

adjective ves·i·cant

Medical Definition of vesicant

  1. :  producing or tending to produce blisters <vesicant chemotherapy drugs>


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