chlorohydrin

noun

chlo·​ro·​hy·​drin ˌklȯr-ə-ˈhī-drən How to pronounce chlorohydrin (audio)
: any of various organic compounds derived from diols or polyhydroxy alcohols by substitution of chlorine for part of the hydroxyl groups

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chlorohydrin was circa 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Chlorohydrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorohydrin. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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