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cacodyl


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cacodyl  \Cac"o*dyl\,  n.  [Gr.  ???????  ill-smelling  (?????  bad  + 
  ?????  to  smell)  +  -yl.]  (Chem.) 
  Alkarsin;  a  colorless,  poisonous,  arsenical  liquid, 
  {As2(CH3)4},  spontaneously  inflammable  and  possessing  an 
  intensely  disagreeable  odor.  It  is  the  type  of  a  series  of 
  compounds  analogous  to  the  nitrogen  compounds  called 
  hydrazines.  [Written  also  {cacodyle},  and  {kakodyl}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cacodyl 
  n  1:  a  poisonous  oily  liquid  with  a  garlicky  odor  composed  of  2 
  cacodyl  groups;  undergoes  spontaneous  combustion  in  dry 
  air 
  2:  the  univalent  group  (CH3)2As-  derived  from  arsine  [syn:  {cacodyl 
  group},  {cacodyl  radical},  {arsenic  group}] 




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