Meaning of cacodylic acid in English:

cacodylic acid


mass nounChemistry
  • A toxic crystalline acid containing arsenic, used as a herbicide.

    Chemical formula: (CH₃)₂AsO(OH)

    ‘Large dietary doses of cacodylic acid for extended periods of time decrease fertility.’
    • ‘Sodium cacodylate and cacodylic acid are likely to have similar toxicologic characteristics.’
    • ‘The local irritant effects of cacodylic acid are minimal compared to those of arsenic.’
    • ‘Finally two studies implicated interaction of cacodylic acid with the sulfhydryl compound glutathione, and induction of metallothionein.’
    • ‘Fires may produce irritating and/or poisonous gases if cacodylic acid is burned.’


cacodylic acid

/ˌkakə(ʊ)dʌɪlɪk ˈasɪd/ /ˌkakə(ʊ)dɪlɪk ˈasɪd/