Cacodyl



containing the cacodyl group.
an oily, slightly water-soluble, poisonous liquid compound composed of two cacodyl groups, (CH 3) 2 As−As(CH 3) 2 , that has a vile, garliclike odor and that undergoes spontaneous combustion in dry air.
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an oily poisonous liquid with a strong garlic smell; tetramethyldiarsine. Formula: [(CH3)2As]2

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    of, relating to, or characteristic of the cacodyl group. Historical Examples The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 2 of 2 Various

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