chloralose

noun

chlo·​ral·​ose ˈklȯr-ə-ˌlōs How to pronounce chloralose (audio)
-ˌlōz
: a bitter crystalline compound C8H11Cl3O6 used especially to anesthetize animals

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chloralose was in 1893

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“Chloralose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chloralose. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

chloralose

noun
: a bitter crystalline compound C8H11Cl3O6 used especially to anesthetize animals
chloralosed adjective
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