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1. cacodyl, tetramethyldiarsine

a poisonous oily liquid with a garlicky odor composed of 2 cacodyl groups; undergoes spontaneous combustion in dry air

2. arsenic group, cacodyl, cacodyl group, cacodyl radical

the univalent group derived from arsine

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an oily poisonous liquid with a strong garlic smell; tetramethyldiarsine. Formula: [(CH3)2As]2

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noun Chemistry
the radical As(CH3)2, composed of arsenic and methyl: its compounds are poisonous and foul-smelling
a poisonous, colorless liquid, As2(CH3)4, with an offensive odor: it is a polymer of this radical

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see synonyms of cacodyl
1. The univalent arsenic group (CH3)2As.
2. A poisonous oil, As2(CH3)4, with an obnoxious garlicky odor.

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