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

Definition of cacodylic acid in English:


[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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