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phos•gene



Pronunciation: (fos'jēn, foz'-), [key]
n. Chem.
a poisonous, colorless, very volatile liquid or suffocating gas, COCl2, a chemical-warfare compound: used chiefly in organic synthesis. Also called carbon oxychloride, carbonyl chloride, chloroformyl chloride.

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