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noun 
  1. (context, pharmaceutical drug, organic compound) 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 . " Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 9)
Etymology: From (term, arsenic) + (term, phen-) + (term, amine).


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