epichlorohydrin

noun
epi·​chlo·​ro·​hy·​drin | \ ˌe-pi-ˌklȯr-ə-ˈhī-drən How to pronounce epichlorohydrin (audio) \

Definition of epichlorohydrin

: a volatile liquid toxic epoxide C3H5ClO having a chloroform odor and used especially in making epoxy resins and rubbers

First Known Use of epichlorohydrin

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Epichlorohydrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epichlorohydrin. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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