arsphenamine


arsphenamine
/ahrs fen"euh meen', -min/, n. Pharm.
a yellow, crystalline powder, C12H12N2O2As2·2HCl·2H2O, formerly used to treat diseases caused by spirochete organisms, esp. syphilis and trench mouth: first known as "606."
[1915-20; ARS(ENIC) + PHEN(YL) + AMINE]

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