chloralum

noun (1)
chlor·​al·​um | \ klōrˈaləm \

Definition of chloralum

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: aluminum chloride in the form of yellowish white to colorless deliquescent crystals or powder of the hydrate AlCl3.6H2O or its aqueous solution used especially in salting out glycerin lyes in soapmaking, in carbonizing wool, and as a disinfectant, deodorant, and astringent

chloralum

noun (2)
chlo·​ra·​lum | \ ˈklōrələm, klōrˈal- \

Definition of chloralum (Entry 2 of 2)

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History and Etymology for chloralum

Noun (1)

International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + aluminum

Noun (2)

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary chloral + New Latin -um

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“Chloralum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chloralum. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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