noun hal·o·hy·drin \-ˈhīdrə̇n\

Definition of halohydrin



  1. :  any of a class of organic compounds derived from glycols or polyhydroxy alcohols (as glycerol) by substitution of halogen for part of the hydroxyl groups — compare chlorohydrin

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Origin and Etymology of halohydrin

International Scientific Vocabulary hal- + -hydrin

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