- the radical As(CH), composed of arsenic and methyl: its compounds are poisonous and foul-smelling
- a poisonous, colorless liquid, As(CH), with an offensive odor: it is a polymer of this radical
Origin of cacodylfrom Classical Greek kak?d?s, bad-smelling from kakos, bad + -?d?s ( from Indo-European base an unverified form od-, to smell from source odor, ozone) + -yl
- The univalent arsenic group (CH3)2As.
- A poisonous oil, As2(CH3)4, with an obnoxious garlicky odor.
Origin of cacodylGreek kakōdēs bad-smelling ( kakos bad ; see kakka- in Indo-European roots.) ( -ōdēs -smelling ) ( from ozein ōd- to smell ) -yl
Ancient Greek κακώδης (kakōdēs, “evil smelling”)