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arsphenamine

[ahrs-fen-uh-meen, -min] /ɑrsˈfɛn əˌmin, -mɪn/
noun, Pharmacology.
1.
a yellow, crystalline powder, C 12 H 12 N 2 O 2 As 2 ⋅2HCl⋅2H 2 O, formerly used to treat diseases caused by spirochete organisms, especially syphilis and trench mouth: first known as “606.”.
Origin of arsphenamine
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; ars(enic) + phen(yl) + amine
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arsphenamine

/ɑːsˈfɛnəmɪn; -ˌmiːn/
noun
1.
a drug containing arsenic, formerly used in the treatment of syphilis and related infections
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