arsphenamine

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From arsenic + phen- + amine.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑːsˈfɛnəmaɪn/, /ɑːsˈfɛnəmiːn/

Noun[edit]

arsphenamine (countable and uncountable, plural arsphenamines)

  1. (pharmacology, organic chemistry) A phenolic amine derivative of arsenic that was used to treat syphilis (under the trade name of Salvarsan).
    • 2001: The 606th compound was one that contained arsenic and was called arsphenamine. — Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 9)