plural -s
: a bright yellow crystalline compound C6Cl4O2 made usually by chlorination and oxidation of phenol or aniline and used chiefly in dye manufacture and as a seed disinfectant; tetrachloro-quinone

Word History


German, from chlor- + anilin aniline

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“Chloranil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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