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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.]

cac′o·dyl′ic adj.
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Adj.1.cacodylic - of or relating to cacodyl
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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Cacodylic Acid: Combined Chronic Feeding and Oncogenicity Study in The Rat.
The 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (DNPH), ammonium sulfamate, [beta]-nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide 2'-phosphate reduced ([beta]-NADPH), cacodylic acid, diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA), ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA), glutathione reductase from Baker's yeast (GSH-R), guanidine-HCl, L-glutathione reduced (GSH), lead acetate, neocuproine, 3-(2-pyridyl)5,6-diphenyl-1,2,4-triazine-p,p'-disulfonic acid (ferrozine), pipes, potassium ferricyanide, pyrogallol, bovine serum albumin (BSA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and trizma base were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich Co.