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adamsite

[ ad-uhm-zahyt ]
/ ˈæd əmˌzaɪt /
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noun Chemistry, Military.

a yellow irritant smoke, containing a poisonous form of arsenic and used as a harassing agent.

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Origin of adamsite

1920–25; named after R. Adams; see -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for adamsite

adamsite
/ (ˈædəmˌzaɪt) /

noun

a yellow poisonous crystalline solid that readily sublimes; diphenylaminechlorarsine. It is used in chemical warfare as a vomiting agent. Formula: C 6 H 4 AsClNHC 6 H 4; relative density: 1.65; melting pt: 195°C; boiling pt: 410°CAlso called: phenarsazine chloride
C20: named after Roger Adams (1899–1971), American chemist
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