Cac"o*dyl (?), n. [Gr. ill-smelling ( 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 series of compounds analogous to the nitrogen compounds called hydrazines.

[Written also cacodyle, and kakodyl.]


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