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cac·o·dyl

 (kăk′ə-dĭl′)
n.
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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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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