adamsite

noun
ad·​ams·​ite | \ ˈad-əm-ˌzīt How to pronounce adamsite (audio) \

Medical Definition of adamsite

: a yellow crystalline arsenical C12H9AsClN used as a respiratory irritant in some forms of tear gas

called also diphenylaminechlorarsine

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