dichloramine

noun

di·​chloramine
(ˈ)dī+
1
: an unstable compound NHCl2 formed from ammonia by chlorination but not known in the pure state

called also chlorimide

2
: any chloramine (see chloramine sense 1) or chloramide (see chloramide sense 1) having two chlorine atoms attached to the nitrogen atom
especially : dichloramine-t

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary di- + chloramine

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“Dichloramine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dichloramine. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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