chloralum

1 of 2

noun (1)

chlor·​al·​um
klōrˈaləm
: 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

2 of 2

noun (2)

chlo·​ra·​lum
ˈklōrələm,
klōrˈal-

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + aluminum

Noun (2)

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

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“Chloralum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chloralum. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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