chlorohydrin

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noun chlo·ro·hy·drin \ˌklȯr-ə-ˈhī-drən\

Definition of chlorohydrin

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

Origin and Etymology of chlorohydrin

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


First Known Use: circa 1890


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