calcium hypochlorite

noun

Definition of calcium hypochlorite 

: a white powder CaCl2O2 used especially as a bleaching agent and disinfectant

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Even with washes of the bleaching agent calcium hypochlorite, no sanitation method has proven 100-percent effective at ridding seeds of pathogens. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Raw sprouts at Jimmy John’s linked to another outbreak—at least the 7th," 23 Jan. 2018

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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calcium hypochlorite

noun

Medical Definition of calcium hypochlorite 

: a chlorine-containing white powder CaCl2O2 used especially as a bleaching agent, disinfectant, bactericide, and fungicide

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