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Carbon monoxide   /kˈɑrbən mənˈɑksaɪd/   Listen
Carbon monoxide

An odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon.  Synonyms: carbon monoxide gas, CO.

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"Carbon monoxide" Quotes from Famous Books

... coagulating the albumen, or by the withdrawal of water from the cell. Other poisons act by forming stable chemical compounds with certain of the cell constituents and thereby preventing the usual chemical processes from taking place. Death from the inhalation of illuminating gas is due to the carbon monoxide contained in this, forming a firm chemical union with the haemoglobin of the red corpuscles so that the function of these ...
— Disease and Its Causes • William Thomas Councilman

Words linked to "Carbon monoxide" :   monoxide, co, carbon monoxide gas, carbon monoxide poisoning

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