decamethonium
noun Etymology: deca- + methylene + -onium Date: circa 1949 a synthetic ion used in the form of either its bromide or iodide salts (C16H38Br2N2 or C16H38I2N2) as a skeletal muscle relaxant; also either of these salts

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