Definition of adamsite in English:

adamsite

noun

  • An organic arsenic compound which induces vomiting and is irritating to the eyes and lungs, used in the form of an aerosol in chemical warfare, riot control, etc.; also called DM (diphenylaminechlorasine).

Origin

Early 20th century. From the name of Roger Adams, U.S. chemist, who apparently isolated the compound in 1918 + -ite.

Pronunciation:

adamsite

/ˈadəmzʌɪt/