Variant of cacodyl
- 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: < Gr kakōdēs, bad-smelling < kakos, bad + -ōdēs (< IE base *od-, to smell > odor, ozone) + -yl
- cacodylic adjective
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