[ kak-uh-dil ]
/ ˈkæk ə dɪl /
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containing the cacodyl group.
an oily, slightly water-soluble, poisonous liquid compound composed of two cacodyl groups, (CH3)2As−As(CH3)2, that has a vile, garliclike odor and that undergoes spontaneous combustion in dry air.
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How to use cacodyl in a sentence
The dimethyl arsine (or cacodyl) compounds have been most studied.
Simultaneously with his work on cacodyl, he was studying the composition of the gases given off from blast furnaces.
British Dictionary definitions for cacodyl
/ (ˈkækədaɪl) /
an oily poisonous liquid with a strong garlic smell; tetramethyldiarsine. Formula: [(CH 3) 2 As] 2
Derived forms of cacodylcacodylic (ˌkækəˈdɪlɪk), adjective
Word Origin for cacodyl
C19: from Greek kakōdēs evil-smelling (from kakos caco- + ozein to smell) + -yl
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