chloralide

noun chlo·ral·ide \ˈklōrəˌlīd, -lə̇d\

Definition of chloralide

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a white crystalline cyclic compound C5H2Cl6O3 formed by heating chloral with trichloro-lactic acid

  2. 2 :  a compound formed by the condensation of chloral with an alpha-hydroxy acid

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Origin and Etymology of chloralide

International Scientific Vocabulary chloral + -ide; originally formed as German chloralid


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