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cacodylic acid Syllabification: cac·o·dyl·ic ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌkakəˌdilik ˈasid/

Definition of cacodylic acid in English:


A toxic crystalline acid containing arsenic, used as a herbicide.
  • Chemical formula: (CH3)2AsO(OH)
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.


Pronunciation: /ˌkakəˈdilˌāt/
Example sentences
  • The cells were then incubated overnight at 4° in a solution containing 1% OsO 4, 5% sucrose, and 0.1 M sodium cacodylate.
  • The precipitate of the fixed liposomes was covered with a thin layer of 1% agar prepared in 100 mM cacodylate to prevent loss of the sample.
  • Each sample collected was fixed for 2 hr at 30° by the addition of 3% glutaraldehyde and 5 mM CaCl 2 buffered with 100 mM sodium cacodylate, pH 6.8.
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