benzotrichloride

noun

ben·​zo·​tri·​chlor·​ide
¦ben-(ˌ)zō-(ˈ)trī-ˈklȯr-ˌīd
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary benz- + trichloride

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“Benzotrichloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benzotrichloride. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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