chlorohydrin

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

Definition of chlorohydrin

: 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


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