chloral

noun
chlo·​ral | \ˈklȯr-əl \

Definition of chloral 

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

First Known Use of chloral

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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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