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Medical Term:

mustard gas


Definition: a poisonous vesicating gas introduced in World War I; it is the progenitor of the so-called nitrogen mustards; used in chemical warfare; a known carcinogen.

Synonym(s): di(2-chloroethyl)sulfide, mustard2, sulfur mustard

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