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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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Asenobetaine (purum, pure form of analysis), arsenic(III) oxide (reagent plus), cacodylic acid (free acid, analytical standard), disodium methyl arsonate hexahydrate (analytical standard), and sodium arsenate dibasic heptahydrate were collected from SigmaAldrich (Singapore).
Four-week-old [apoE.sup.-/-] or DKO mice were maintained for 13 wk on tap water or on tap water containing 200 ppb m-sodium arsenite (0.35 mg/L NaAs[O.sub.2]; Sigma-Aldrich), disodium methyl arsonate hexahydrate DSMA (MMA V; 0.78 mg/L; Chem Service), monomethyl arsenous acid (MMA III; 0.37 mg/L) synthesized as described (Gu 2014) or cacodylic acid (DMA V; 0.43 mg/L; Sigma-Aldrich).
Francis Picabia, L'Oeil cacodylate (The Cacodylic Eye), 1921, oil, enamel paint, gelatin silver prints, postcards, and cut-and-paste papers on canvas, 58 1/2 x 46 1/4 in.
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.