Complete Definition of "phosgene"

English
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Etymology
From term|phos- + term|-gen.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈfɒsdʒiːn/, /ˈfɒzdʒiːn/

Noun
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  1. inorganic compound 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.”

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