noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A toxic crystalline acid containing arsenic, used as a herbicide.
- Chemical formula: (CH3)2AsO(OH).
- 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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