Definitions for cacodylˈkæk ə dɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cac•o•dylˈkæk ə dɪl(n.)
a foul-smelling, poisonous oil, C4H12As2, that undergoes spontaneous combustion in dry air.
Origin of cacodyl:
1840–50; < Gk
a poisonous oily liquid with a garlicky odor composed of 2 cacodyl groups; undergoes spontaneous combustion in dry air
cacodyl, cacodyl group, cacodyl radical, arsenic group(noun)
the univalent group derived from arsine
The dimethylarsine radical (CH)As-
tetramethyldiarsine formally derived from two of these radicals; an evil-smelling liquid that spontaneously combusts in air
alkarsin; a colorless, poisonous, arsenical liquid, As2(CH3)4, spontaneously inflammable and possessing an intensely disagreeable odor. It is the type of a series of compounds analogous to the nitrogen compounds called hydrazines
Cacodyl, dicacodyl, tetramethyldiarsine, alkarsine or minor part of the "Cadet's fuming liquid" (CH3)2As—As(CH3)2 is a poisonous oily liquid with a garlicky odor. Cacodyl undergoes spontaneous combustion in dry air.
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