chloral

noun chlo·ral \ ˈklȯr-əl \

Definition of chloral

1 : a pungent colorless oily aldehyde CCl3CHO used in making DDT and chloral hydrate

Origin and Etymology of chloral

French, from chlor- + alcool alcohol


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chloral

noun chlo·ral \ ˈklōr-əl, ˈklȯr- \

medical Definition of chloral

1 : a pungent colorless oily aldehyde C2HCl3O used in making DDT and chloral hydrate

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