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Meaning of PHOSGENE

Pronunciation:  'fâzjeen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a colorless poisonous gas that smells like new-mown hay; used in chemical warfare
 

PHOSGENE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: gas

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Phos"gene\, a. [Gr. ? light + the root of ? to be
born: cf. F. phosg[`e]ne.] (Old Chem.)
Producing, or produced by, the action of light; -- formerly
used specifically to designate a gas now called {carbonyl
chloride}. See {Carbonyl}.



 

 

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