trichloroacetic acid

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noun tri·chlo·ro·ace·tic acid \ˌtrī-ˌklȯr-ō-ə-ˈsē-tik-\
variants: or less commonly

trichloracetic acid

play \-ˌklȯr-ə-ˈsē-tik-\

Definition of trichloroacetic acid

  1. :  a strong vesicant pungent acid C2Cl3HO2 used in weed control and in medicine as a caustic and astringent

Origin and Etymology of trichloroacetic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1885


Medical Dictionary

trichloroacetic acid

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noun tri·chlo·ro·ace·tic acid \ˌtrī-ˌklōr-ō-ə-ˌsēt-ik-, -ˌklȯr-\
variants: also

trichloracetic acid

\-ˌklōr-ə-ˌsēt-ik-\play

Medical Definition of trichloroacetic acid

  1. :  a strong vesicant pungent acid C2Cl3HO2 made usually by chlorinating acetic acid or by oxidizing chloral and used in medicine as a caustic and astringent—compare monochloroacetic acid


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