epichlorohydrin

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

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

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