[ahrs-fen-uh-meen, -min]

noun Pharmacology.

a yellow, crystalline powder, C12H12N2O2As2⋅2HCl⋅2H2O, formerly used to treat diseases caused by spirochete organisms, especially syphilis and trench mouth: first known as “606.”

Origin of arsphenamine

First recorded in 1915–20; ars(enic) + phen(yl) + amine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a drug containing arsenic, formerly used in the treatment of syphilis and related infections
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