chloropicrin

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noun chlo·ro·pic·rin \ˌklȯr-ə-ˈpi-krən\

Definition of chloropicrin

  1. :  a colorless liquid CCl3NO2 that causes tears and vomiting and is used especially as a soil fumigant

Origin and Etymology of chloropicrin

German Chlorpikrin, from chlor- + Greek pikros sharp — more at paint


First Known Use: circa 1889


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chloropicrin

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noun chlo·ro·pic·rin \ˌklōr-ə-ˈpik-rən, ˌklȯr-\

Medical Definition of chloropicrin

  1. :  a heavy colorless liquid CCl3NO2 that causes tears and vomiting and is used especially as a soil fumigant—called also nitrochloroform


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