Waxy, luminous & translucent poison – Forensic Medicine MCQ

Which among the following is a waxy, luminous & translucent poison?

A. Yellow phosphorous
B. Cobra venom
C. Organophosphates
D. Iodine

Correct answer : A. Yellow phosphorous

White (yellow) phosphorous

Yellow phosphorous

  • Yellow phosphorous (white phosphorous) is a waxy & translucent material which becomes luminous in the dark.
  • Cobra venom is a transparent yellow viscous liquid.
  • Iodine is a bluish-black solid which sublimates into a noxious violet-pink gas.

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