dichlorodiethyl sulfide

mustard gas, poisonous substance which causes scorching and burns on the skin (used in chemical weapons)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dichlorodiethyl sulfide — /duy klawr oh duy eth euhl, klohr , klawr , klohr /, Chem. See mustard gas. [DI 1 + CHLORO 2 + DI 1 + ETHYL + SULFIDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dichlorodiethyl sulfide — /duy klawr oh duy eth euhl, klohr , klawr , klohr /, Chem. See mustard gas. [DI 1 + CHLORO 2 + DI 1 + ETHYL + SULFIDE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • dichlorodiethyl sulfide — di·chlo·ro·di·eth·yl sul·fide (di klor″o di ethґəl) mustard gas, a vesicant gas once employed in war. It produces blistering and subsequent sloughing of the skin with involvement of the eyes and respiratory tract. Death results from… …   Medical dictionary

  • yellow cross — dichlorodiethyl sulfide …   Medical dictionary

  • vesicating gas — dichlorodiethyl sulfide …   Medical dictionary

  • mustard gas — n an irritant oily liquid C4H8Cl2S used esp. as a chemical weapon that causes blistering, attacks the eyes and lungs, and is a systemic poison called also dichlorethyl sulfide, sulfur mustard * * * dichlorodiethyl sulfide …   Medical dictionary

  • mustard gas — an oily liquid, C4H8Cl2S, used as a chemical warfare gas, blistering the skin and damaging the lungs, often causing blindness and death: introduced by the Germans in World War I. Also called dichlorodiethyl sulfide. [1915 20; so called from its… …   Universalium

  • nitrogen mustard — n any of various toxic blistering compounds analogous to mustard gas but containing nitrogen instead of sulfur esp mechlorethamine * * * see chlormethine * * * 1. mechlorethamine hydrochloride. 2. any of a group of cytotoxic alkylating agents… …   Medical dictionary

  • yperite — yper·ite ē pə .rīt n MUSTARD GAS * * * yper·ite (iґpər īt) dichlorodiethyl sulfide …   Medical dictionary

  • Vinyl ether — Systematic (IUPAC) name ethenoxyethene …   Wikipedia

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