hypohalous acid

noun

hy·​po·​hal·​ous acid
: an acid HXO derived from the halogens and including hypochlorous acid, hypobromous acid, and hypoiodous acid

Word History

Etymology

hypo- + hal- + -ous

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“Hypohalous acid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypohalous%20acid. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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