Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

chlorohydrin

play
noun chlo·ro·hy·drin \ˌklȯr-ə-ˈhī-drən\

Definition of chlorohydrin

  1. :  any of various organic compounds derived from diols or polyhydroxy alcohols by substitution of chlorine for part of the hydroxyl groups



Origin and Etymology of chlorohydrin

International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + hydr- + 1-in


First Known Use: circa 1890


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up chlorohydrin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).