chloride

noun
chlo·ride | \ˈklȯr-ˌīd \

Definition of chloride 

1 : a compound of chlorine with another element or group especially : a salt or ester of hydrochloric acid

2 : a monovalent anion consisting of one atom of chlorine

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Lowe's recently announced it will no longer sell methylene-chloride paint stripper, too. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Supreme Court to rehear moose-hunting case with wider implications for Alaska," 19 June 2018 The merger, says the FTC, would give the new combination an 80% share of North American titanium dioxide production via chloride. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Is Trump's Antitrust Policy Pro-U.S. Business? A New FTC Action Casts Doubt," 31 Jan. 2018 An autopsy found high levels of an benzalkonium chloride, a disinfectant, in his body, the Japanese news outlet reported. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Nurse poisoned at least 20 ailing patients so they would die during someone else's watch," 10 July 2018 As subjects sat unmoving for several minutes, their images were exposed to the plates, which were then developed using heated mercury vapor and a gold chloride solution. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Particle Accelerator Reveals Hidden Faces in Damaged 19th-Century Daguerreotype Portraits," 10 July 2018 At least two other patients were found with benzalkonium chloride in their bodies around the time of their death, The Asahi Shimbun reported. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Nurse poisoned at least 20 ailing patients so they would die during someone else's watch," 10 July 2018 His biggest coup was providing the Brits with the design of a chemical warfare dispersal device manufactured from parts that could be found in a tool shed and was capable of spreading deadly cyanogen chloride or other agents. NBC News, "He spied on al Qaeda from the inside, until he had to run for his life," 17 June 2018 Cystic fibrosis is caused by a defective chloride channel in epithelial cells, making mucus much thicker than in people without the disease. Nyssa Kruse, Courant Community, "Avon Police Organize Avon Mountain Challenge To Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Charity," 3 June 2018 Its components, which ranged from tests to measure electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and chloride to tests used to monitor patients’ kidney and liver function, were all general chemistry assays. John Carreyrou, WIRED, "A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of chloride

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chloride

German Chlorid, from chlor- + -id -ide

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chloride

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chloride

: a chemical compound of chlorine with another element or group

chloride

noun
chlo·ride | \ˈklō(ə)r-ˌīd, ˈklȯ(ə)r- \

Medical Definition of chloride 

1 : a compound of chlorine with another element or radical especially : a salt or ester of hydrochloric acid

called also muriate

2 : a monovalent anion consisting at one atom of chlorine

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