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cacodylic acid

Pronunciation: /ˈkakə(ʊ)dʌɪlɪk/
Pronunciation: /-dɪlɪk/


[mass noun] Chemistry
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.

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