Definition of cacodylic acid in English:

cacodylic acid

Line breaks: caco|dyl¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /ˈkakə(ʊ)dʌɪlɪk
, -dɪlɪk/


[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A toxic crystalline acid containing arsenic, used as a herbicide.
    • Chemical formula: (CH3)2AsO(OH)
    More example sentences
    • Large dietary doses of cacodylic acid for extended periods of time decrease fertility.
    • Sodium cacodylate and cacodylic acid are likely to have similar toxicologic characteristics.
    • The local irritant effects of cacodylic acid are minimal compared to those of arsenic.

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