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mus·tard gas (HD),
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.
a poisonous gas used in chemical warfare during World War I. It causes corrosive destruction of the skin and mucous membranes, often resulting in permanent respiratory damage and death.
mus·tard gas(mŭs'tărd gas)
A commonly used term for the vesicating chemical-warfare agent sulfur mustard, even though sulfur mustard is usually encountered as a solid, a liquid, or a vapor and does not boil until 217°C (423°F).
an irritant compound derived from the dried ripe seed of Brassica (Sinapis) alba, B. nigra or B. juncea. Contains toxic allyl isothiocyanate in nontoxic glycoside form, though the plant also contains myrosinase, an enzyme that converts the glycoside to the toxic form. Used as a carminative, emetic and counterirritant in poultices.
one of several gases used in military activities, e.g. dichlorodiethylsulfide. Causes vesication of skin, blindness due to corneal damage, and pulmonary edema if inhaled.
green foliage of several mustard-type plants, used in salads.
present in high concentrations in mustard plants and causes acute indigestion in animals.
mustard oil glucosinolates
toxic oil glucosinolates found in plants.
a synthetic compound with vesicant and other toxic properties.
see descurainia pinnata.