chloranil

noun chlor·an·il \ klōrˈanᵊl , ˈklorəˌnil \

Definition of chloranil

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

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Origin and Etymology of chloranil

German, from chlor- + anilin aniline


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