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cacodylic acid

noun
1.
a colorless, crystalline, deliquescent, poisonous solid, (CH 3) 2 AsOOH, used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes and as an herbicide.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • cacodylic acid is a defoliant used to edge and renovate lawns.
  • cacodylic acid is a general contact desiccant used to defoliate or destroy unwanted vegetation.

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