lewisite

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lew·is·ite

 (lo͞o′ĭ-sīt′)
n.
An oily, colorless to violet or brown liquid, C2H2AsCl3, used to make a highly toxic gas weapon.

[After Winford Lee Lewis (1878-1943), American chemist.]

lewisite

(ˈluːɪˌsaɪt)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless oily poisonous liquid with an odour resembling that of geraniums, having a powerful vesicant action and used as a war gas; 1-chloro-2-dichloroarsinoethene. Formula: ClCH:CHAsCl2
[C20: named after W. L. Lewis (1878–1943), US chemist]

lew•is•ite

(ˈlu əˌsaɪt)

n.
a pale yellow, odorless compound, C2H2AsCl3, used as a vesicant in World War I.
[1920–25; after Winford Lee Lewis (1878–1943), U.S. chemist who developed it; see -ite1]