Definition of Phosgene

1. Noun. A colorless poisonous gas that smells like new-mown hay; used in chemical warfare.

Generic synonyms: Gas



Definition of Phosgene

1. a. Producing, or produced by, the action of light; -- formerly used specifically to designate a gas now called carbonyl chloride. See Carbonyl.

Definition of Phosgene

1. Noun. (inorganic compound) (alternative form of carbonyl chloride) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phosgene

1. a poisonous gas [n -S]

Medical Definition of Phosgene

1. Producing, or produced by, the action of light; formerly used specifically to designate a gas now called carbonyl chloride. See Carbonyl. Origin: Gr. Light + the root of to be born: cf. F. Phosgene. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phosgene

phoronis
phoronomics
phorophyte
phorophytes
phoropter
phoropters
phorusrhacid
phorusrhacids
phos
phos-
phosacetim
phosalone
phosducin
phosgenated
phosgene (current term)
phosgenes
phosgenite
phosmet
phosph-
phosphaadamantane
phosphacyclic
phosphagen
phosphagenic
phosphagens
phospham
phosphamic acid
phosphamidase
phosphamidon
phosphammite

Literary usage of Phosgene

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1. Chemical Warfare by Amos Alfred Fries, Clarence Jay West (1921)
"CHAPTER VI phosgene The first cloud attack, in which pure chlorine was used, was very effective, but only because the troops attacked with it were entirely ..."

2. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1852)
"The compound may be regarded as phosgene, iu which the oxygen is replaced by sulphur. (Kolbe.) It is slowly decomposed by potash-ley, with formation of ..."

3. Chemical Warfare by Amos Alfred Fries, Clarence Jay West (1921)
"The resulting phosgene was dried with sulfuric acid and then condensed by ... The Germans prepared their phosgene by means of a prepared charcoal (wood or ..."

4. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Andrew Miller (1873)
"Chlorine Clj = 71 71-72 2 1-0 = 2-453 phosgene gas ... ammonia in the proportion of 1 volume of phosgene to 4 volumes of ammonia, both gases are condensed, ..."

5. The Armies of Industry: Our Nation's Manufacture of Munitions for a World in by Benedict Crowell, Robert Forrest Wilson (1921)
"The resulting phosgene is condensed to a liquid by passing it through a condenser which is surrounded by brine kept cold by refrigeration. ..."

6. The Occupational Diseases: Their Causation, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention by William Gilman Thompson (1914)
"phosgene phosgene or carbon oxychlorid is a colorless, suffocating gas used in the production of various organic compounds. When inhaled it gives rise to ..."

7. Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Protection Against by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Materials and Methods In phosgene-exposed guinea pigs the effect of ETYA on PEF ... Male Hartley guinea pigs were challenged with 175 mg/m phosgene for ten ..."

8. Gas and Flame in Modern Warfare by Samuel James Manson Auld (1918)
"CHAPTER VI The last German gas cloud sent over August, intensity—"Delayed" gases of phosgene gassing— Cigarettes as a test of gassing—Dangers of ..."

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