chlorine monoxide

noun

Definition of chlorine monoxide

: a reactive monovalent radical ClO that plays a major role in stratospheric ozone depletion

First Known Use of chlorine monoxide

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Chlorine monoxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorine%20monoxide. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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