Definition of arsine in English:

arsine

Line breaks: ars¦ine
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːsiːn
 
/

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A poisonous gas smelling slightly of garlic, made by the reaction of some arsenides with acids.
    • Alternative name: arsenic trihydride; chemical formula: AsH3
    More example sentences
    • Since the explosion yesterday morning, which jammed a main cargo door shut, gases including hydrogen, phosphine and arsine, a derivative of arsenic, have started venting from the cargo hold.
    • Some of the chemicals - including caustic hydrogen fluoride and deadly arsine gas - are toxic, and the fossil fuel consumed contributes to global warming, says Williams.
    • The suspected gasses in the SIDS deaths were; arsine from arsenic, phosphine from phosphorus, and stibine from the element antimony.

Origin

late 19th century: from arsenic, on the pattern of amine.

More definitions of arsine

Definition of arsine in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little