adamsite

noun

ad·​ams·​ite ˈad-əm-ˌzīt How to pronounce adamsite (audio)
: a yellow crystalline arsenical C12H9AsClN used as a respiratory irritant in some forms of tear gas

called also diphenylaminechlorarsine

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“Adamsite.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/adamsite. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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