Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Clayton gasAn older term for sulphur dioxide, which was used in the 19th century as a fumigant on ships to kill rats and other vermin.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
[T.P. Clayton, 19th-cent. U.K. chemist]
Sulfur dioxide (SO2); used to fumigate ships.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners