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1. The univalent arsenic group (CH3)2As.
2. A poisonous oil, As2(CH3)4, with an obnoxious garlicky odor.
[Greek kakōdēs, bad-smelling (kakos, bad; see kakka- in Indo-European roots + -ōdēs, -smelling, from ozein, ōd-, to smell) + -yl.]
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(Elements & Compounds) an oily poisonous liquid with a strong garlic smell; tetramethyldiarsine. Formula: [(CH3)2As]2
[C19: from Greek kakōdēs evil-smelling (from kakos caco- + ozein to smell) + -yl]
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cac•o•dyl(ˈkæk ə dɪl)
a foul-smelling, poisonous oil, C4H12As2, that undergoes spontaneous combustion in dry air.
[1840–50; < Greek]
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|Noun||1.||cacodyl - a poisonous oily liquid with a garlicky odor composed of 2 cacodyl groups; undergoes spontaneous combustion in dry air|
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
|2.||cacodyl - the univalent group derived from arsine|
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