chlo·​ral·​ide | \ ˈklōrəˌlīd, -lə̇d \
plural -s

Definition of chloralide

1 : a white crystalline cyclic compound C5H2Cl6O3 formed by heating chloral with trichloro-lactic acid
2 : a compound formed by the condensation of chloral with an alpha-hydroxy acid

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History and Etymology for chloralide

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

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