epi·​chlo·​ro·​hy·​drin ˌe-pi-ˌklȯr-ə-ˈhī-drən How to pronounce epichlorohydrin (audio)
: a volatile liquid toxic epoxide C3H5ClO having a chloroform odor and used especially in making epoxy resins and rubbers

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epichlorohydrin was circa 1891

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“Epichlorohydrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epichlorohydrin. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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