noun ben·zo·tri·chlor·ide \¦ben-(ˌ)zō-(ˈ)trī-ˈklȯr-ˌīd\

Definition of benzotrichloride



  1. :  a colorless highly refractive liquid compound C6H5CCl3 made by the action of chlorine on boiling toluene and used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes; α, α, α-trichloro-toluene

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Origin and Etymology of benzotrichloride

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + trichloride

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