chlorohydrin

noun
chlo·​ro·​hy·​drin | \ ˌklȯr-ə-ˈhī-drən How to pronounce chlorohydrin (audio) \

Definition of chlorohydrin

: any of various organic compounds derived from diols or polyhydroxy alcohols by substitution of chlorine for part of the hydroxyl groups

First Known Use of chlorohydrin

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chlorohydrin

International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + hydr- + -in entry 1

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Cite this Entry

“Chlorohydrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorohydrin. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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