An oil resulting from the distillation together of arsenous acid and potassium acetate. SYN: dicacodyl, tetramethyldiarsine. [G. kakodes, foul-smelling]

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cac·o·dyl 'kak-ə-.dil n an arsenical radical As(CH3)2 whose compounds have a vile smell and are usu. poisonous

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cac·o·dyl (kakґo-dəl) [caco- + Gr. ozein to smell + hylē matter] tetramethylbiarsine, a colorless liquid arsenic-containing compound, (CH3)2As—As(CH3)2, with an offensive odor; it gives off a poisonous vapor and is inflammable when exposed to air.

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  • Cacodyl — Cac o*dyl, n. [Gr. ??????? ill smelling (kako s bad + ????? to smell) + yl.] (Chem.) Alkarsin; a colorless, poisonous, arsenical liquid, {As2(CH3)4}, spontaneously inflammable and possessing an intensely disagreeable odor. It is the type of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cacodyl — [kak′ō dil΄, kak′ədil΄] n. [< Gr kakōdēs, bad smelling < kakos, bad + ōdēs (< IE base * od , to smell > ODOR, OZONE) + YL] Chem. 1. the radical As(CH3) 2, composed of arsenic and methyl: its compounds are poisonous and foul smelling 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Cacodyl — Chembox new ImageFile = Cacodyl 3D vdW.png ImageSize = 200px ImageName = Space filling model of cacodyl IUPACName = tetramethyldiarsane, tetramethyldiarsenic( As As ) OtherNames = Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = PubChem = SMILES = Section2 …   Wikipedia

  • cacodyl — /kak euh dil/ adj. 1. containing the cacodyl group. n. 2. an oily, slightly water soluble, poisonous liquid compound composed of two cacodyl groups, (CH3)2As As(CH3)2, that has a vile, garliclike odor and that undergoes spontaneous combustion in… …   Universalium

  • cacodyl — bikakodilas statusas T sritis chemija formulė [(CH₃)₂As]₂ atitikmenys: angl. bicacodyl; cacodyl rus. бикакодил; дикакодил; какодил ryšiai: sinonimas – tetrametildiarsinas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • cacodyl- — dimetilarsino statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Grupė. formulė (CH₃)₂As– atitikmenys: angl. cacodyl ; dimethylarsino rus. диметиларсино ; какодил …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • cacodyl — noun a) The dimethylarsine radical (CH)As b) tetramethyldiarsine formally derived from two of these radicals; an evil smelling liquid that spontaneously combusts in air See Also …   Wiktionary

  • cacodyl — n. poisonous chemical mixture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cacodyl — [ kakə(ʊ)dʌɪl, dɪl] noun Chemistry a malodorous, toxic, spontaneously flammable liquid organic compound containing arsenic. Origin C19: from Gk kakōdēs stinking (from kakos bad ) + yl …   English new terms dictionary

  • cacodyl — cac·o·dyl …   English syllables

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