arsphenamine[ärs fen′ə mēn′, -min′]
arsphenamine definition by Webster's New World
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a yellowish arsenical powder, [OH·CH(NH·HCl)·As], formerly used in treating syphilis
Origin: ars(enic) plush phen(yl) plush amine
arsphenamine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A yellow hygroscopic powder, C12H12As2N2O2·2HCl·2H2O, formerly used to treat syphilis, yaws, and other spirochetal infections.
Origin: ars(enic) + phen(yl) + amine.
arsphenamine - Medical Definition
A drug formerly used in the treatment of syphilis, yaws, and other protozoal diseases.