phosgene

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From phos- + -gen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɒsdʒiːn/, /ˈfɒzdʒiːn/

Noun[edit]

phosgene (uncountable)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) Alternative form of carbonyl chloride.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 265:
      “‘Poison gas’?” A new one on Lew. But Dr. De Bottle had taken on a somber look. “Phosgene.”