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chloropicrin

chloropicrin

noun chlo·ro·pic·rin \ˌklr-ə-ˈpi-krən\

Definition of CHLOROPICRIN

:  a colorless liquid CCl3NO2 that causes tears and vomiting and is used especially as a soil fumigant

Origin of CHLOROPICRIN

German Chlorpikrin, from chlor- + Greek pikros sharp — more at paint
First Known Use: circa 1889

chloropicrin

noun chlo·ro·pic·rin \ˌklōr-ə-ˈpik-rən, ˌklr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHLOROPICRIN

:  a heavy colorless liquid CCl3NO2 that causes tears and vomiting and is used especially as a soil fumigant—called also nitrochloroform

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